The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late

While everything appears to be collapsing around us ecodamage, genetic engineering, virulent diseases, the end of cheap oil, water shortages, global famine, wars we can still do something about it and create a world that will work for us and for our children s children The inspiration for Leo

The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

David Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight of hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment He explores the character of percepti

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)

People of European descent form the bulk of the population in most of the temperate zones of the world North America, Australia and New Zealand The military successes of European imperialism are easy to explain because in many cases they were achieved by using firearms against spears Alfred Crosb

Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

A witty, insightful, and groundbreaking take on one of the most urgent questions of our time Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore climate change Most of us recognize that climate change is real yet we do nothing to stop it What is the psychological mechanism that allo