"Our attitudes to our environment are widely and oftyen acrimoniously discussed, commonly misunderstood, and will shape our future. ... This book presents data and concepts from a range of disciplines - genetics, anthropology, sociology, history and theology - to help us understand past responses and how these affect our future. With a historical overview and a discussion of the current situation, [it] informs decisions that will have profound impacts on all of us both today and in the years to come."--Back cover.
Choices No primeval Eden Striving with nature Nature's study Scientific study and the new biology controlling Science in public affairs organizing National nature a digression The regulatory century Running out of world Reckoning, perhaps rueing From scavenging to supermarkets.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Harry E. Humphreys Book Fund.