Hope Is an Imperative

The Essential David Orr

Authors: Orr, David W.

  • Author has been scholar in residence at five universities; has lectured at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the United States and Europe
  • Author’s career spans diverse fields
  • Author has a strong following
  • Content is a perfect match with our changing times
  • Common-sense writing reaches out to students and others who are seeking direction in this turbulent era
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For more than three decades, David Orr has been one of the leading voices of the environmental movement, championing the cause of ecological literacy in higher education, helping to establish and shape the field of ecological design, and working tirelessly to raise awareness of the threats to future generations posed by humanity’s current unsustainable trajectory.

 

Hope Is an Imperative brings together in a single volume Professor Orr’s most important works. These include classics such as “What Is Education For?,” one of the most widely reprinted essays in the environmental literature, “The Campus and the Biosphere,” which helped launch the green campus movement,and “Loving Children: A Design Problem,” which renowned theologian and philosopher Thomas Berry called “the most remarkable essay I’ve read in my whole life.”

 

The book features thirty-three essays, along with an introductory section that considers the evolution of environmentalism, section introductions that place the essays into a larger context, and a foreword by physicist and author Fritjof Capra.

 

Hope Is an Imperative is a comprehensive collection of works by one of the most important thinkers and writers of our time. It offers a complete introduction to the writings of David Orr for readers new to the field, and represents a welcome compendium of key essays for longtime fans. The book is a must-have volume for every environmentalist’s bookshelf.

About the authors

For more than three decades, David Orr has been one of the leading voices of the environmental movement, championing the cause of ecological literacy in higher education, helping to establish and shape the field of ecological design, and working tirelessly to raise awareness of the threats to future generations posed by humanity’s current unsustainable trajectory. David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and the author of six previous books.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hope Is an Imperative
Book Subtitle
The Essential David Orr
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
David W. Orr
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-017-0
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-017-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 372
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