September 9, 2009

What We Leave Behind

Jensen and McBay assert that industrial civilization is destroying life on this planet. In this thought provoking and occasionally offensive book, they demonstrate all of the ways that modern industrialized societies create pollution in the form of garbage and chemicals. They also discuss rules, both official rules and those created by social norms, and the morality involved in what people use and what they throw away. Although this book may scare or offend some readers, it very strongly makes the authors's point that everything on this planet is connected and that many of the activities that modern society is currently involved with are actively harmful to our environment and our planet. They stress that significant changes must be made if we want our earth to continue to be habitable.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

What We Leave Behind
Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay
TD 175 .J445 2009