Coming of age at the end of nature : a generation faces living on a changed planet /Material type: BookPublisher: San Antonio : Trinity University Press, Description: xvii, 228 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781595347800 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1595347801 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Global environmental change | Human ecology | Environmental justice | American essays | Environmental degradation | Generation Y | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | NATURE / Essays | NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection | NATURE / Ecology | 2000-2099
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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.
"22 essays explore wide-ranging themes, including redefining materialism and environmental justice, assessing the risk and promise of technology, and celebrating place; includes a foreword by Bill McKibben"-- Provided by publisher.
Post-Nature Writing / Blair Braverman -- Why Haiti? / Elizabeth Cooke -- Rebuild or Retreat : Is It Time to Give Up on Places Like the Rockaways? / Ben Goldfarb -- Winter Solstice / Lisa Hupp -- Urban Foraging / Amaris Ketcham -- To Love an Owl / Abby McBride -- But I'll Still Be Here / James Orbesen -- An Orange County Almanac : Adventures in Suburban Ecology / Jason M. Brown -- Other, Wise / Cameron Conaway -- Tamale Traditions : Cultivating an Understanding of Humans and Non-human Nature through Food / Amy Coplen -- Wilderness of Blackberries / Craig A. Maier -- My Present Is Not Your Tombstone : Love and Loss in Utah's Canyon Country / Lauren McCrady -- Sunset at Mile 16 / Alycia Parnell -- Birdhouse Treasures / William Thomas -- Erosion/Accretion / Amelia Urry -- Diseases of Affluence / Ben Cromwell -- The Lives of Plovers / Sierra Dickey -- Why I Wear Jordans in the Great Outdoors / CJ Goulding -- We Are the Fossil-Fuel Freedom Fighters / Bonnie Frye Hemphill -- The Wager for Rain / Megan Kimble -- Could Mopping Save the World? : How Day-to-Day Chores Can Bring Big Changes / Emily Schosid -- True to Our Nature / Danna Joy Staaf.
Includes bibliographical references.