Listening to the Land: Conversations about Nature, Culture and Eros
by Derrick Jensen
AVAILABILITY: Readily available
Publication Date: March 2004
Publisher: Chelsea Green
Binding: Trade Paper
Topics: HUMAN ECOLOGY_RELIGIOUS ASPECTS; NATURE_RELIGIOUS ASPECTS
Description: In 'A Language Older Than Words', Derrick Jensen explained violence as a pathology that affects all aspects of life on Earth. In this sequel - a collection of interviews with some of the most respected contemporary environmentalists, feminists, psychologists, Native American philosophers, and theologians - Jensen looks for answers to the perplexing question of violence and provides a window on the future.
In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Indians, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an exploration centering around the question: If the destruction of the natural world isn't making us happy, why are we doing it?
Included here is Dave Foreman on biodiversity, Matthew Fox on Christianity and nature, Jerry Mander on technology, and Terry Tempest Williams on an erotic connection to the land. With intelligence and compassion, 'Listening to the Land' moves from a look at the condition of the environment and the health of our spirit to a beautiful evocation of eros and a life based on love.
'Listening to the Land' was named USA Today's Best Nature Title of 1995.
Derrick Jensen is the author of 'Strangely Like War'; 'Walking on Water'; 'The Culture of Make Believe'; 'A Language Older than Words'; and co-author of 'Railroads & Clearcuts'. 'The Culture of Make Believe' was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. He writes for The New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and The Sun among many others.
Review(s): "...rich in new understandings of our present peril and new perspectives on a livable future." - Ernest Callenbach, author of 'Ecotopia'
"Here is a book of desperate wisdoms for anyone who has considered our human future and wondered, How must we live? - Louise Erdrich, author of 'Love Medicine'