From the Genesis myth to the present day, Rising Tides is an engaging and extensively researched history of ecological thought. Covering a vast spectrum of history and ideas, Spowers visits the most important landmarks in the ecological landscape; and highlights the communities and individuals who have helped shape it. Rising Tides shows how environmental issues have developed from the concerns of an alternative minority to become the most threatening problems of our time. Rising Tides suggests ways in which we can all plug in, rescue our economic system from manipulation by the corporate elite and help to create the sort of world we want to live in.
Rory Spowers is a freelance writer and broadcaster, contributing to the Daily Telegraph, Harpers and Queen, Geographical Magazine, Environment Digest, Resurgence and BBC Radio. He lives in Wales.