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Orr, David W. 1944-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 222 publications in 2 languages and 13,872 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Environmental films  Live-action/animation films  History  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Film adaptations  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David W Orr
The last refuge : patriotism, politics, and the environment in an age of terror by David W Orr( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Last Refuge, writer David Orr takes a hard-hitting and fearless look at the current state of American values and politics. This set of thirteen essays examines everything from the corrosive influence of money, to our mounting ecological and social problems, to the misuse of terrorism as a political issue, and to the failure of the U.S. constitution to protect our grandchildren."--Jacket
The nature of design : ecology, culture, and human intention by David W Orr( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative--trying to stop "progress." The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, specifically an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food, shelter, energy, materials, and livelihood, and how we deal with waste. Ecological design is an emerging field that aims to recalibrate what humans do in the world according to how the world works as a biophysical system. Design in this sense is a large concept having to do as much with politics and ethics as with buildings and technology. The book begins by describing the scope of design, comparing it to the Enlightenment of the 18th century. Subsequent chapters describe barriers to a design revolution inherent in our misuse of language, the clockspeed of technological society, and shortsighted politics. Orr goes on to describe the critical role educational institutions might play in fostering design intelligence and what he calls "a higher order of heroism." Appropriately, the book ends on themes of charity, wilderness, and the rights of children. Astute yet broadly appealing, The Nature of Design combines theory, practicality, and a call to action."--Amazon.com
Down to the wire : confronting climate collapse by David W Orr( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author looks at the causes and consequences of the coming climate destabilization, which he argues is the result of the largest political failure in history. While better technology and smarter economics are important to limit the eventual scope and scale of the problem, climate change will require basic changes in governance
Design on the edge : the making of a high-performance building by David W Orr( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the building of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College in the context of ecological design, institutional learning, and the green campus movement
Earth in mind : on education, environment, and the human prospect by David W Orr( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Earth in Mind, Orr focuses not on problems in education, but on the problem of education. Much of what has gone wrong with the world, he argues, is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that alienates us from life in the name of human domination; causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are; overemphasizes success and careers; separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical and deadens the sense of wonder for the created world. The crisis we face, Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge
Hope is an imperative : the essential David Orr by David W Orr( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than three decades, David Orr has been one of the leading voices of the environmental movement, championing the cause of ecological literacy in higher education, helping to establish and shape the field of ecological design, and working tirelessly to raise awareness of the threats to future generations posed by humanity's current unsustainable trajectory. Hope Is an Imperative brings together in a single volume Professor Orr's most important works. These include classics such as "What Is Education For?," one of the most widely reprinted essays in the environmental literature, "The Campus and the Biosphere," which helped launch the green campus movement, and "Loving Children: A Design Problem," which renowned theologian and philosopher Thomas Berry called "the most remarkable essay I've read in my whole life." The book features thirty-three essays, along with an introductory section that considers the evolution of environmentalism, section introductions that place the essays into a larger context, and a foreword by physicist and author Fritjof Capra. Hope Is an Imperative is a comprehensive collection of works by one of the most important thinkers and writers of our time. It offers a complete introduction to the writings of David Orr for readers new to the field, and represents a welcome compendium of key essays for longtime fans. The book is a must-have volume for every environmentalist's bookshelf
Ecological literacy : education and the transition to a postmodern world by David W Orr( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Global predicament : ecological perspectives on world order( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous years : climate change, the long emergency, and the way forward by David W Orr( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers future of civilization in the light of what we know about climate change and related threats. David Orr, an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education, pulls no punches: even with the Paris Agreement of 2015, Earth systems will not reach a new equilibrium for centuries. Earth is becoming a different planet, more threadbare and less biologically diverse, with more acidic oceans and a hotter, more capricious climate. Furthermore, technology will not solve complex problems of sustainability
The campus and environmental responsibility( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching sustainability : perspectives from the humanities and social sciences( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American colleges and universities have been relatively quick to address the challenge of sustainability in operations. Ironically, they have been slower to respond in regard to their core mission: educating students. Teaching sustainability aims to redress this shortcoming by opening doors to education for sustainability in the humanities and social sciences. The essays in this collection are richly diverse. They investigate ways sustainability education "pushes back" against traditional disciplines while it simultaneously benefits from the perspectives and skills these fields have to offer. They also address "big questions" such as how to make education meaningful, how to examine hidden assumptions underlying current curricula, and how a focus on sustainability can answer critics of contemporary higher education. The heart of teaching sustainability is reflection and advice on pedagogy. From these richly diverse case studies important common themes emerge: the "symbiotic relationship" between classroom and campus operations; techniques for transforming the campus itself from merely a setting to a "learning laboratory;" and the potential of community partners for teaching sense of place. An equally significant theme is the overlap between sustainability education and emerging best practice in pedagogy. Essays on theory and practice, individual and collaborative projects, service learning, and consequential activities, all exemplify how sustainability and deep learning go hand and hand. Like sustainability itself, the volume infuses theory with practical application. The contributors demonstrate the ways in which a single course can serve as a powerful change agent for an entire campus, how to build bridges between faculty and administrators, and even how to move forward on modest budgets. The authors themselves constitute a network of advisors." -- Publisher's description
Dirt! : the movie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Educational edition includes both the 80 minute Deluxe edition DVD with bonus features and the 40 minute classroom version DVD
Post-sustainability and environmental education : remaking education for the future by Bob Jickling( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a critique of over two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development. Taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a prelude to reconstruction, this critique leads to discussions about how education can be remade, and respond to the educational imperatives of our time, particularly as they relate to ecological crises and human-nature relationships. It will be of great interest to students and researchers of sociology, education, philosophy and environmental issues."--
The Last Refuge : Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror by David W Orr( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mundo y ecología : problemas y perspectivas( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous years : climate change, the long emergency, and the way forward by David W Orr( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gripping, deeply thoughtful book considers the future of civilization in the light of what we know about climate change and related threats. David Orr, an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education, pulls no punches: Even with the Paris Agreement of 2015, Earth systems will not reach a new equilibrium for centuries. Earth is becoming a different planet-more threadbare and less biologically diverse, with more acidic oceans and a hotter, more capricious climate. Furthermore, technology will not solve complex problems of sustainability. Yet we are not fated to destroy the Earth, Orr insists. He imagines sustainability as a quest and a transition built upon robust and durable democratic and economic institutions, as well as changes in heart and mindset. The transition, he writes, is beginning from the bottom up in communities and neighborhoods. He lays out specific principles and priorities to guide us toward enduring harmony between human and natural systems. -From back cover
Bioneers : revolution from the heart of nature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videorecording of presentations from the 2008 Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California. Speakers from various fields and backgrounds discuss solutions for restoring the earth's ecological balance
Living building education : the evolution of Bertschi School's Science Wing by Chris Hellstern( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the conception, design, and eventual construction of the Living Science Wing, an addition to Seattle's private Bertschi School. The building project is one of only four in the world (as of 2014) to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge. The Challenge goes beyond LEED certification in that it requires actual implementation of design that is not only energy efficient, but also helps to restore the environment
Environmental literacy : education as if the earth mattered by David W Orr( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land use : Georgia and the Nation : the proceedings of the 1974 Atlanta Environmental Symposium, Agnes Scott College, April 2-3, 1974 by Atlanta Environmental Symposium( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Design on the edge : the making of a high-performance building
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The nature of design : ecology, culture, and human intentionDown to the wire : confronting climate collapseDesign on the edge : the making of a high-performance buildingEarth in mind : on education, environment, and the human prospectHope is an imperative : the essential David OrrEcological literacy : education and the transition to a postmodern worldThe Last Refuge : Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of TerrorMundo y ecología : problemas y perspectivas
Alternative Names
Orr, D. W. 1944-

Orr, D. W. (David W.), 1944-

오어, 데이비드 1944-

오어, 데이비드 W. 1944-

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English (174)

Spanish (4)