On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature

On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature

Melanie Challenger


Realizing the hyperlink among her personal estrangement from nature and the cultural shifts that ended in a dramatic upward push in extinctions, award-winning author Melanie Challenger travels looking for the tales at the back of those losses. From an exploration of an deserted mine in England to an Antarctic sea voyage to South Georgia's previous whaling stations, from a sojourn in South the US to a remain between an Inuit neighborhood in Canada, she uncovers species, cultures, and industries touched by means of extinction. Accompanying her in this trip are the concepts of anthropologists, biologists, and philosophers who've come earlier than her. Drawing on their phrases in addition to firsthand witness and ancestral reminiscence, Challenger strains the approach that ended in our destructiveness and proposes a direction of redemption rooted in our emotional responses. This sobering but illuminating e-book appears to be like past usual devastation to check “why” and “what's next.”

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