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How Much Should A Person Consume: Thinking Through The Environment

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ISBN: 9789350092590    Publisher: Hachette Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 396        Language: English
Based on research conducted over two decades, this accessible and deeply felt book provides a provocative comparative history of environmentalism in two large ecologically and culturally diverse democracies...Read more
Based on research conducted over two decades, this accessible and deeply felt book provides a provocative comparative history of environmentalism in two large ecologically and culturally diverse democracies India and the United States. Ramachandra Guha takes as his point of departure the dominant environmental philosophies in these two countries identified as 'agrarianism' in India and 'wilderness thinking' in the United States. Proposing an inclusive 'social ecology' framework that goes beyond these partisan ideologies Guha arrives at a richer understanding of controversies over large dams, state forests, wildlife reserves and more. He offers trenchant critiques of privileged and isolationist proponents of conservation, persuasively arguing for biospheres that care as much for humans as for other species. He also provides profiles of three remarkable environmental thinkers and activists Lewis Mumford, Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Madhav Gadgil. Finally, the
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About the author: Ramachandra Guha
Ramachandra Guha has taught at Stanford and Yale universities. He has been a Sundaraja Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Science and Indo-American... Read more
Ramachandra Guha has taught at Stanford and Yale universities. He has been a Sundaraja Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Science and Indo-American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. A pioneer in the field of environmental history he is the author of The Unquiet Woods (University of California Press) among other books. His work on modern Indian history India after Gandhi (Ecco) has been critically acclaimed. His essays have been widely anthologized and translated. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2009.
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