A Place in Space
A Place in Space
Ethics, Aesthetics, and Watersheds

In this classic collection of 29 pieces that span half a century, Gary Snyder explores humans’ complex, ever-evolving attitudes toward the environment. He argues that nature is not separate from humanity, but intrinsic to it, and that since societies are natural constructs, it’s imperative to go beyond racial, ethnic, and religious identities to find a shared concern for acts that benefit humans and nonhumans alike. Included in the collection is his 1971 environmental manifesto “Four Changes,” which, as he writes in a postscript, is unfortunately truer than ever. In this new edition, Snyder sends out a call-to-action that challenges all beings to take moral responsibility, a call that resounds with readers discovering the book for the first time or those returning to an old favorite.

Title A Place in Space
Subtitle Ethics, Aesthetics, and Watersheds
Author Gary Snyder
Publisher Counterpoint
Title First Published 28 June 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 1582434123
ISBN-13 9781582434124
Publication Date 28 June 2008
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.

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