cover image of Coming of Age at the End of Nature

Coming of Age at the End of Nature

A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet

by Julie Dunlap Editor · Susan A. Cohen Editor

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom of humanity's ancient relationship with a pristine earth in his prescient 1988 warning of climate change, The End of Nature.
What happens to individuals and societies when their most fundamental cultural, historical, and ecological bonds weaken—or snap? In Coming of Age at the End of Nature, insightful millennials express their anger and love, dreams and fears, and sources of resilience for living and thriving on our shifting planet.
Twenty-two essays explore wide-ranging themes that are paramount to young generations but that resonate with everyone, including redefining materialism and environmental justice, assessing the risk and promise of technology, and celebrating place anywhere from a wild Atlantic island to the Arizona desert, to Baltimore and Bangkok. The contributors speak with authority on problems facing us all, whether railing against the errors of past generations, reveling in their own adaptability, or insisting on a collective responsibility to do better.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Trinity University Press
Publication Date:
2016

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read 1 MB
  • Adobe PDF eBook 3.8 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1 MB

Julie Dunlap (Editor)

Julie Dunlap is a writer and researcher who teaches and develops environmental science and sustainability courses for the University of Maryland University College. She is a longtime board member of the Audubon Society of Central Maryland and the ...

More about Julie Dunlap
Coming of Age at the End of Nature
Copy and paste the code into your website.
New here? Learn how to read digital books for free