Religion and Ecology in India
David L. Gosling; Routledge/Oxford; 210; Rs 645
Religion and Ecology in India and Southeast Asia looks at the part the Hindu and Buddhist traditions could play in promoting more just and sustainable relationships between people and the natural world.
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Stories They Tell
Ed. Lawrence Surendra, Klaus Schindler, Prasanna Ramaswamy; Earthworm books; pp 275; Rs 120
This book is an outcome of a philosophy symposium on "The Responsibility of Mankind for Nature and Environment" Scientists, philosophers and environmental activists probe development...'natural science could not only not control the disastrous effects that its inventions entailed, it never allowed questioning, and this is the important point, as to which experiments are in the real interest of mankind and which are plainly has even led to the anthropocentric assumption that nature proven to mechanical rules like the stars can not only be understood in its architecture, but ultimately influenced and changed at will by the new sovereign of the Universe, Man.
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The Secret Life of Plants
Tompkins and Bird; Harper Collins; pp 402; Rs 195
" Remarkable information about plants as lie detectors and plants as ecological sentinels; it describes their ability to adapt to human wishes, their response to music, their curative powers, and their ability to communicate with man.
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Varieties of Environmentalism
Ramachandra Guha and Juan Martinez-Aller; Oxford; pp 230; Rs 395
Until recently studies of the environmental movement have been biased towards the North Atlantic world. An assumption that concern over conservation and biodiversity were the exclusive preserve of the affluent westerner…Citizen's of the world's poorest countries…were 'too poor to to be green' Yet strong environmental movements have sprung up…in Asia and Latin America, with origins and forms quite distinct from their Northern counterparts. An analysis of the environmental conflicts and ideologies in four continents.
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An Agricultural Testament
Sir Albert Howard; Other India Press/RFSTE; pp 262; Rs 175
Sir Albert Howard came to India as an imperial economic botanist to train Indian peasants in the art and science of chemical agriculture. He ended up learning organic farming from the peasants instead,…incorporating his own detailed experiments with organic farming, An Agricultural Testament was written to draw attention to the destruction of the soil, and remind humanity that nature is the only good farmer that exists and that farmers would improve their practice only to the extent they imitate their ways.
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