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Rise of Environmental ConsciousnessBeth S. Caniglia, Thomas Jerome Burns, Rachel M. Gurney, and Erik L. Bond
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Rise of Environmental Consciousness

Voices in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet (First Edition)
Edited by Dr. Beth S. Caniglia, Dr. Thomas J. Burns, Rachel M. Gurney, and Erik L. Bond

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63189-180-9, 208 pages


Rise of Environmental Consciousness: Voices in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet provides diverse perspectives on the environment and our relationship to it. It presents the voices of Native Americans, religious texts, the work of scholars, intellectuals, and more to educate readers about the development of environmental consciousness across time and around the globe.

The readings are organized into five groupings. “Native Voices” explores indigenous perspectives on nature. “Spiritual Voices” examines how religion influences ways in which people interact with the natural environment. “Voices from Early American Environmental Movements” contrasts Transcendentalist's view of the divine in humans and nature with that of those who favored expansion while discounting its costs. “Voices from Scientists, Scholars, and Intellectuals” confronts the inherent conflict between development and the natural world. “Global Voices” explores issues such as water quality and sustainable development.

Featuring diverse selections such as the Bible, the works of Thoreau and Emerson, stories from the Iroquois and Cherokee nations, and the Nobel Laureate acceptance speech of Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai, Rise of Environmental Consciousness is ideal for courses in environmental sociology or environmental science.

Dr. Beth S. Caniglia is professor and director of the Sustainable Economic and Enterprise Development Institute in the College of Business and Economics at Regis University.
Erik L. Bond is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Oklahoma, where his research interests include globalization and environmental sociology.
Rachel M. Gurney is a Ph.D. candidate at Oklahoma State University. She is particularly interested in social factors influencing wildlife conservation and management.
Dr. Thomas J. Burns is professor in the Department of Sociology and active in the Religious Studies and Environmental Studies Programs at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on issues related to religion and other institutions, and ecological sustainability.

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