"Offers a deeply perceptive discussion of the perennial debate between the organic and the mechanistic view of Nature and Life." -- -- Walter Pagel
"[Merchant] continually forges strong links between the events of centuries long past ant the dilemmas faced by 20th-century industrialized societies." -- -- Environmental Review
About the Author
Carolyn Merchant, Ph.D., is professor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics in the Department of Conservation and Resource Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.