Reinventing Eden by Carolyn Merchant
The Fate of Nature in Western Culture

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Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture. This book traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations and offers a bold new way to think about the earth.

About Carolyn Merchant

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Carolyn Merchant is Chancellor's Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the current president of the American Society of Environmental History. She is also the author of Radical Ecology and Earthcare (both published by Routledge).
Published February 1, 2003 by Taylor & Francis, Inc.. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In her challenging book, environmental historian Merchant (The Death of Nature) attempts to put the current ecological crisis into perspective by examining historical thoughts regarding the loss of Eden and attempts to recover it.

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Part 3, "New Stories," begins by arguing that environmental critiques, from Rachel Carson to Bill McKibben, remain within the tradition of the recovery narrative because they posit a rupture with an early era when people had a sustainable relationship with Nature.

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