Key Thinkers on the Environment is a unique guide to environmental thinking through the ages. Joy A. Palmer Cooper and David E. Cooper, themselves distinguished authors on environmental matters, have assembled a team of expert contributors to summarize and analyse the thinking of diverse and stimulating figures from around the world and from ancient times to the present day. Among those included are:
philosophers such as Rousseau, Kant, Spinoza and Heidegger
activists such as Chico Mendes and Wangari Maathai
literary giants such as Virgil, Goethe and Wordsworth
major religious and spiritual figures such as Buddha and St Francis of Assissi
eminent scientists such as Darwin, Lovelock and E.O. Wilson.
Lucid, scholarly and informative, the essays contained within this volume offer a fascinating overview of humankind's view and understanding of the natural world.
Joy A. Palmer Cooper was formerly Professor of Education and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Durham University. She is a Vice-President and former National Chair of the National Association for Environmental Education, Chairman of Trustees of the UK Charity Project Sri Lanka and a Trustee of the British and Foreign School Society. She is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on environmental issues and environmental education.
David E. Cooper is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Durham University and Secretary of the UK Charity Project Sri Lanka. He has been a Visiting Professor at universities in the USA, Canada, Malta, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Germany. He is the author of many books, including ones in the field of environmental philosophy.
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2017
Edited by David E. Cooper
Edited by Joy A. Palmer Cooper