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Great Tide Rising

Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

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February 14, 2017 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 272 Pages | ISBN 9781619029064

“An impassioned and well-reasoned cry for 'great rising tides of affirmation of justice and human decency and shared thriving.'” —Kirkus

Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life.

Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time – What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And always this: What stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage?

KATHLEEN DEAN MOORE is the author of numerous award winning environmental books. She was awarded the Sigurd Olson Nature writing award for Holdfast: A Home in the Natural World. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. As Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, she taught critical thinking and environmental ethics, and co-founded the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. She blogs regularly at riverwalking.com. She lives in Corvallis, OR.

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“In this probing and lyrical book, Moore reminds readers of the interrelatedness of all living things through time, and she offers a clarion call to summon the moral courage to “rage against the dying” of the Earth. An impassioned and well-reasoned cry for “great rising tides of affirmation of justice and human decency and shared thriving.” —Kirkus

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