The Face of the Earth: Environment and World History

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species and will find little ultimate meaning apart from the remainder of life." 34 The community of life itself, in its many forms, and not humankind alone, made us what we are and is what we must in turn foster and protect. The most effective way to learn this is to observe and listen to the great council of all the beings that share the Earth with us.


Notes
1.
Democritus fr. 154. See Philip Wheelwright, The Presocratics ( New York: Odyssey Press, 1966), p. 184.
2.
Steven Lonsdale, Animals and the Origin of Dance ( London: Thames and Hudson, 1981).
3.
See Frank Benjamin Golley, A History of the Ecosystem Concept in Ecology: More Than the Sum of the Parts ( New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).
4.
See the recommendations in the Introduction.
5.
Edward O. Wilson, Biophilia ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984), p. 101.
6.
J. Donald Hughes, North American Indian Ecology ( El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1996), p. 4.
7.
Theophrastus De Historia Plantarum 1.3.6. This is the author's translation.
8.
Stephen Budiansky, "The Ancient Contract", U. S. News and World Report, March 20, 1989, pp. 74-79.
9.
N. K. Sandars, trans., The Epic of Gilgamesh ( Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Books, 1960), p. 94.
10.
J. Donald Hughes, "The Environmental Ethics of the Pythagoreans", Environmental Ethics 2 (Fall 1980): 195-213.
11.
Richard Sorabji, Animal Minds and Human Morals: The Origins of the Western Debate ( Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993), p. 2.
12.
Believed to be on the site of the modern city of New Delhi.
13.
Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha, This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India ( Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), p. 79.
14.
Cicero Letters to Friends 7.1.3.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 3
  • Notes 18
  • 2 22
  • Notes 44
  • 3 47
  • Notes 70
  • 4 76
  • Notes 120
  • 5 131
  • Notes 146
  • 6 150
  • Notes 163
  • The Greening of Gandhi - Gandhian Thought and the Environmental Movement in India 165
  • Notes 177
  • Selected Bibliography 180
  • Contributors 189
  • Index 193
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