The End of Nature
NY, Random House, (1989). McKibben's landmark book, the first nonfiction book on the subject of climate change to reach a general audience, and one of the early entries in what could be considered the third epoch of the field of Natural History: if one counts as the first, up through much of the 1800s, the time when naturalists found God in the world; the second being the post-Darwinian era of naturalists finding pleasure in the world; and the third, current era, of naturalists sounding alarm over our destruction of the world. Signed by McKibben, and oddly scarce thus. A seminal book: McKibben once said that at the time of publication the total number of books written about global warming could fit in a single box. Thirty years later he remains one of our most prominent environmental activists. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033523] $650
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