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From Apocalypse to Way of Life

Environmental Crisis in the American Century, 1st Edition

By Frederick Buell


400 pages

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From Apocalypse to Way of Life is a comprehensive and in depth survey of environmental crisis as it has been understood for the last four decades. Buell recounts the growing number of ecological and social problems critical for the environment, and the impact that the growing experience with, and understanding of, them has had on American politics, society and culture.


'Outstanding… an important book.' - Andy McLaughlin, author of Regarding Nature

'This is one of the best books I have read on environmental politics in a long, long time.' - John Barry, author of The Environment and Social Theory

'This is a fascinating book: a must-read for anyone anywhere who needs a good explanation of the environmental crisis we have learned to inhabit.' - Local Environment

About the Author

Frederick Buell teaches English and cultural studies at Queens College/CUNY. He is the author of National Culture and the New Global System and W.H. Auden as a Social Poet. He has also published a collection of poetry, Full Summer.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General