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Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Eileen Crist


Abundant Earth documents the loss of biodiversity underway and lays out the drivers of this destruction. It goes beyond the litany of causes—a growing population, rising livestock numbers, expanding economies and trade, and spreading infrastructures—to ask the question: Since it is well-understood that humanity’s expansionism is irreparably diminishing life’s richness, why are we not taking the needed steps to halt our expansionism? It argues that the worldview of human supremacy—the conviction that humans are superior to all other life-forms and entitled to use them and their places—stands in ... More

Keywords: biodiversity crisis, human supremacy, anthropocentrism, scaling down, pulling back, wilderness, human population, food production, bioregionalism, ecological civilization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226596778
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eileen Crist, author
Virginia Tech