Thursday, July 30, 2009

Man vs. Nature

Elizabeth Royte reviews Charles Siebert's The Wauchula Woods Accord: Toward a New Understanding of Animals in the New York Times. She identifies the book's "ultimate message" as “the degree to which we humans will finally stop abusing other creatures and, for that matter, one another, will ultimately be measured by the degree to which we come to understand how integral a part of us all other creatures actually are.” Word. Another to add to my reading list.

Also, check out Siebert's 2005 New York Times Magazine article "Planet of the Retired Apes."

Royte, by the way, is the author of the excellent Garbageland, a must-read book for anyone who has ever thrown anything away.

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