The Environmental Semester

Stephanie Mills

Environmental Writer

Stephanie Mills has written and spoken on ecology and social change for more than twenty-five years, most recently from a base in northern Michigan. Her books include In Praise of Nature, Whatever Happened to Ecology?, and In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land. Paul Hawken has described In Service of the Wild as:
"An inspired, exquisite syllabus of hope, written as if Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, and Aldo Leopold had come as one person to the Leelanau Peninsula to describe the fundamental work of this and generations to come, the restoration of earth and all who dwell upon it."

She will be reading from her new book, Turning Away From Technology: A New Vision for the 21st Century (Sierra Club Books). Mills has edited the transcipts arising from the 1993 and 1994 Megatechnology conferences held to discuss the multiple threats posed to the planet and its inhabitants by the unquestioned pursuit of technological progress. Contributors from diverse fields examine such issues as biotechnology, indiustrial agriculture, and the synergy of electronic communication and economic globalization. the book concludes with "78 Reasonable Questions to Ask About Any Technology."

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