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The Meaning of Wilderness and the Rights of Nature, Rod Nash

Naturalist Nights 2012 | Rod Nash

Rod Nash is a Professor Emeritus of History and Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. Rod pioneered the teaching of environmental history and has written more than ten books–the most relevant being WILDERNESS AND THE AMERICAN MIND (2001) and THE RIGHTS OF NATURE; A HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS (1989). Some have said the wilderness history is “a book that changed our world” to which Rod always replies that “the world was ready to be changed. The success of ACES and Wilderness Workshop attest to the intellectual revolution that transformed wild country from an adversary to an asset.” Rod has also been a professional river guide for forty years with more than 60 descents of the Colorado through the Grand Canyon.

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Rod Nash

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