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  • Published: 28 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141996875
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

The End of Nature

  • Bill McKibben



One of the earliest warnings about climate change and one of environmentalism's lodestars

'Nature, we believe, takes forever. It moves with infinite slowness,' begins the first book to bring climate change to public attention. Interweaving lyrical observations from his life in the Adirondack Mountains with insights from the emerging science, Bill McKibben sets out the central developments not only of the environmental crisis now facing us but also the terms of our response, from policy to the fundamental, philosophical shift in our relationship with the natural world which, he argues, could save us. A moving elegy to nature in its pristine, pre-human wildness, The End of Nature is both a milestone in environmental thought, indispensable to understanding how we arrived here.

  • Published: 28 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141996875
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Praise for The End of Nature

Part science and part poetry, a sensitive and provocative essay of alarm, a kind of song for the wild, a lament for its loss, and a plea for its restoration

Daniel J. Kevles, New York Review of Books

Permeated with the immediacy of the Adirondack Mountains, the trees he can see from his window, the changing seasons, the wild creatures he encounters. An extraordinary book

Jonathon Porritt, Sunday Telegraph

The fundamental book about the planetary change we are undergoing

Gaia Vince

McKibben explores the philosophies and technologies that have brought us here, and he shows how final a crossing we have made

James Gleick

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