The Ecology of Eden by Evan Eisenberg

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Once Eden is lost, can it ever be recovered? In this magisterial contribution to the literature of ecology and the environment, our nostalgia for the myth of paradise - the primeval, self-sufficient, nurturing garden where mankind was born - is the starting point of a brilliant inquiry into what our place in Nature has been and ought to be.

An encyclopedic survey of efforts to heal the dangerous rift between culture and nature, The Ecology of Eden is a landmark work - one that is enormously suggestive, informative and a joy to read.
 

About Evan Eisenberg

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Evan Eisenberg's writing on nature, culture and technology has appeared in The New Republic, The Village Voice, and other periodicals. He has been a music columnist for The Nation, a cantor for synagogues in New York and Massachusetts, and a gardener for the New York City parks department. His first book, The Recording Angel (Penguin, 1986), is a study of recorded music as an art.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Random House of Canada.
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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An unsuccessful synthesis of the natural history of mankind, and of the history of mankind in nature, —real and imagined.— Eisenberg examines scientific, historical, anthropological, and theological ideas of the ways in which humans fit in to the natural world, from the ancient myth of the Garden...

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In an encyclopedic effort encompassing fields as diverse as environmental studies, religion, urban studies, history and literature, among many others, Eisenberg (The Recording Angel: Music in Our Time

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