The Resource The moth snowstorm : nature and joy
- The moth snowstorm : nature and joy
- Statement of responsibility
- Michael McCarthy
- McCarthy, Michael, approximately 1947- -- Philosophy.
- Wilderness areas -- Philosophy.
- Joy -- Environmental aspects.
- Wildlife conservation -- Philosophy.
- Endangered species.
- Philosophy of nature.
- McCarthy, Michael
- Environmental degradation.
- Environmentalism -- Philosophy.
- McCarthy, Michael, approximately 1947- -- Childhood and youth.
- Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
- "The moth snowstorm, a phenomenon Michael McCarthy remembers from his boyhood when moths 'would pack a car's headlight beams like snowflakes in a blizzard,' is a distant memory. Wildlife is being lost, not only in the wholesale extinctions of species but also in the dwindling of those species that still exist. The Moth Snowstorm records in painful detail this rapid dissolution of nature's abundance and proposes a radical solution: that we recognize our capacity to love the natural world. Arguing that neither sustainable development nor ecosystem services have proven adequate as defenses against pollution, habitat destruction, species degradation, and climate change, McCarthy asks us to consider nature as an intrinsic good and an emotional and spiritual resource, capable of inspiring joy, wonder, and even love. An award-winning environmental journalist, McCarthy presents a clear, well-documented picture of what he calls 'the great thinning' around the world, while interweaving the story of his own early discovery of wilderness and a childhood saved by nature. Drawing on the truths of poets, the studies of scientists, and the author's long experience in the field, The Moth Snowstorm is part elegy, part ode, and part argument, resulting in a passionate call to action"--
- Nature writing -- Personal responses
- Environmental degradation
- Wilderness areas -- Philosophy
- Environmentalism -- Philosophy
- Wildlife conservation -- Philosophy
- Life stories -- Nature and outdoors
- Nature -- Effect of humans on
- Joy -- Environmental aspects
- Rare and endangered animals
- Autobiographies and memoirs
- Philosophy of nature
- Biography type
- contains biographical information
- Cataloging source
- Dewey number
- index present
- LC call number
- LC item number
- .M425 2015
- Literary form
- non fiction
- Series statement
- New York Review Books classics
- Target audience
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