Wednesday, May 04 2011 @ 11:44 AM PDT
Although the calendar clearly states that Earth Day has already passed for 2011, the environment is an enduring topic in these offices. Of course, our earthly environment is always with us; we are surrounded by it at any given point in time. And yet we inhabitants of this planet still fail to take adequate care of our resource. While it's fair to say that we certainly are much more mindful of the planet and our effects on it now than we were, say, 50 years ago, there is still much work to be done, both in preserving what we have and, in too many cases, repairing what we have destroyed.
Many of our books center around conservation, but one book, The Soul Solution by Bob Harrington, is an eloquent appeal for a theology of the earth, challenging readers to change their lives in order to change the world. To quote from the synopsis:
"The Soul Solution examines the place of humankind in the kinship of all life, and how the unthinking pursuit of the material has removed us from our connection with a living earth."
Originally published in 2000, the new edition has been revised and has a foreword written by David Suzuki. It's proven to be a popular title for us and one we are very proud to have published. You can purchase your copy of The Soul Solution here :
Bob Harrington's perfect companion piece to this is Testimony for Earth: A Worldview to Save the Planet and Ourselves, called "an indispensable blueprint for humankind's survival" by the senior editor of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. This essential reading can be found here:
Bob Harrington also writes on the web, and these two articles center around an issue that never quite manages to get resolved in British Columbia, the effects of dams upon our river systems. Filled with good research and Bob's keen insight, these articles are a worthy and very enlightening read.
Bob Harrington is a lifelong environmentalist whose first books on the environment, warning about the damage we are doing and the need to change our lifestyles, were published by Hancock House in the early nineties. We have a great and growing selection of titles centered around the environment. This month,If you purchase any of the books listed below (or the Harrington's excellent The Soul Solution mentioned above), put ENVIRO10 as a promo code in the shopping cart and receive an immediate 10% discount.
In the words of Linda Harrington, Bob's wife, just this morning :
Mend the part of the world that is within your reach