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Green Heroes

From Buddha to Leonardo DiCaprio

Authors: Erdős, László

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  • The first comprehensive overview of stars in the environmental movement from the Middle Ages to the 21st century
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and environment in an easy-to-understand fashion
  • Provides inspiring personal achievements, exciting stories, thought-provoking ideas, the most successful tactics and strategies
  • Showcases the diversity of the environmental movement
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About this book

This book provides an introduction into the diversity of the environmental movement through great characters in the green sector. The book describes inspiring personal achievements, and at the same time it provides readers with information regarding the history, the main directions and the ethical principles of the environmental movement. Some of the most important characters of the movement from all around the world, are included in the book.  As well as the title characters, Buddha and Leonardo DiCaprio, other famous environmentalists like Albert Schweitzer, David Attenborough and Jane Goodall are discussed.  Some of the less well-known but equally important environmentalists such as Chico Mendes, Bruno Manser, Henry Spira, Tom Regan or Rossano Ercolini are highlighted in the various chapters. The selection of characters represents all major branches within the green sector, ranging from medieval saints to Hollywood celebrities, from university professors to field activists, from politicians to philosophers, from ecofeminists to radicals.




About the authors

László Erdős was born in 1982. He became passionate about the natural world at the age of seven, thanks to a wildlife book he received from his mother. He graduated as a biologist and earned a PhD in vegetation ecology. His research expertise includes conservation implications of spatial heterogeneity in natural and near-natural ecosystems. He is also interested in environmental ethics and the history of the green movement. He is an animal lover, a vegetarian, and an ardent supporter of animal rights. Currently he is a research fellow at the Institute of Ecology and Botany of the MTA Centre for Ecological Research (Vácrátót), a research fellow at the MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group (Debrecen), and a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest). He often gives popular presentations on conservation issues.

László lives in rural Hungary with his wife Dolly and a rescued cat named Marci.

Table of contents (43 chapters)

Table of contents (43 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Erdős, László

  • Do Not Kill – Buddha’s Compassion for Animals

    Pages 7-9

    Erdős, László

  • Saint Francis of Assisi – The Patron Saint of Animals

    Pages 11-13

    Erdős, László

  • Saint Francis of Paola – Humility and Non-violence

    Pages 15-17

    Erdős, László

  • Animals Are Back – The Ethics of Jeremy Bentham

    Pages 19-21

    Erdős, László

Buy this book

eBook 21,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31806-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 29,11 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31805-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Green Heroes
Book Subtitle
From Buddha to Leonardo DiCaprio
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31806-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31806-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31805-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 223
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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