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The unity of nature : wholeness and disintegration in ecology and science

Author: Alan Marshall
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press, ©2002.
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"Natural unity is a strong theoretical theme in a number of environmental fields from ecosystems science and conservation management to ecophilosophy and Green politics. Within these fields natural unity is thought to be an inspiring, optimistic, socially-responsive and environment-friendly worldview." "However, natural unity is not an entirely innocent worldview. Various scientists and scholars have tried to use  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Marshall
ISBN: 1860943306 9781860943300
OCLC Number: 51234321
Description: vii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: It's All an Environmentalist Plot! --
Unity as an Environmental Idea: An Introduction to the Unity of Nature in Contemporary Thought --
It's All a Bourgeois Plot! --
Falling into Wholes: Ecological Fascism --
Gaia: The Technocentric Embodiment of the Unity of Nature? --
Natural Conservatism: The Unity of Nature and Social Systems --
Uniting the Ecosystem with the Economy --
It's All a Postmodern Plot(lessness)! --
What is This Thing Called Postmodern Science? --
Mechanicism vs Organicism: A False Dichotomy? --
An (Other) Postmodern Ecology.
Responsibility: Alan Marshall.
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