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Tobias, Michael

Overview
Works: 65 works in 214 publications in 2 languages and 10,404 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Fiction  Comparative studies  History  Pictorial works  Forecasts  Documentary films  Drama  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HV7959, 364.162
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Tobias
 
Most widely held works by Michael Tobias
Nature's keepers : on the front lines of the fight to save wildlife in America by Michael Tobias( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the endangered status of various plants and animals, and efforts to combat smuggling, poaching, and illegal trophy hunting. Discusses law enforcement and education issues
World War III : population and the biosphere at the end of the millennium by Michael Tobias( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope on Earth : a conversation by Paul R Ehrlich( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hope on Earth is the thought-provoking result of a lively and wide-ranging conversation between two of the world's leading interdisciplinary environmental scientists: Paul R. Ehrlich, whose book The Population Bomb shook the world in 1968 (and continues to shake it), and Michael Charles Tobias, whose over 40 books and 150 films have been read and/or viewed throughout the world. Hope on Earth offers a rare opportunity to listen in as these deeply knowledgeable and highly creative thinkers offer their takes on the most pressing environmental concerns of the moment. Both Ehrlich and Tobias argue that we are on the verge of environmental catastrophe, as the human population continues to grow without restraint and without significant attempts to deal with overconsumption and the vast depletion of resources and climate problems it creates. Though their views are sympathetic, they differ in their approach and in some key moral stances, giving rise to a heated and engaging dialogue that opens up dozens of new avenues of exploration. They both believe that the impact of a human society on its environment is the direct result of its population size, and through their dialogue they break down the complex social problems that are wrapped up in this idea and attempts to overcome it, hitting firmly upon many controversial topics such as circumcision, religion, reproduction, abortion, animal rights, diet, and gun control. For Ehrlich and Tobias, ethics involve not only how we treat other people directly, but how we treat them and other organisms indirectly through our effects on the environment."--Jacket
Life force : the world of Jainism by Michael Tobias( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parliament of minds : philosophy for a new millennium by Michael Tobias( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountain people( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donkey : the mystique of Equus asinus by Michael Tobias( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has emerged out of our responses to donkeys: donkeys as a species and donkeys as individuals. The book grazes, feeding on a landscape both real and historical, imagined, desired and underfoot, inspired by a creature that has, strangely, embedded itself into the very fabric of philosophy, religion, art, the environment, human history, as well as in our hearts. Donkeys did not bray for this attention, but their own subtle beauty and gentleness has attracted our kind, while their "utility" has brought them loads of woe
A vision of nature : traces of the original world by Michael Tobias( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years humans have grappled with the idea of Nature. This enduring question has left its poignant mark on a multiplicity of images, stories, works of art, and philosophical and religious systems. In A Vision of Nature, Michael Tobias seeks to unravel the aesthetic, psychological, and philosophical impact that the Earth has had on humanity. It is a dramatic and invigorating overview of the new field of ecological aesthetics. Comprised of 10 autobiographical essays, A Vision of Nature is lavishly illustrated with art and images never before brought together in an ecological context. The author examines the mystical links between Vivaldi, Giorgione, and Dosso Dossi, and draws important parallels between the Age of Exploration and the rise of the "interior landscape" in the works of van Eyck and Vermeer. Tobias examines the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, the ascetics of Sinai and Tibet, and the Pure Land Buddhists. He introduces the reader to the Jains of India, whose lifestyle is one of the most ecologically balanced in all of human history. In profiling various artists of 19th-century Europe and America, Tobias discovers incisive continuities among such luminaries as British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, Austrian impressionist Emilie Mediz-Pelikan, and American intimist painters Ralph Blakelock and George Inness. Tobias finds a common, transcendent instinct that affirms rebirth over destruction in the lives of explorer Francis Kingdon Ward, storyteller Hugh Lofting, philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, and film character King Kong. He concludes his lyrical investigations in the Antarctic, where he ponders the future of humanity and its role as caretaker of the Earth. Ultimately, the survival of humankind and all other species hinges upon our willingness to uphold and celebrate the truth, beauty, and very sanctity of Nature
Chateau beyond time by Michael Tobias( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chateau Beyond Time, celebrated explorer, author and filmmaker Michael Tobias draws us into an exquisite kingdom: a sublime refuge with fiercely protected surroundings. This chateau, nestled within an unexpected wilderness in the heart of France, has only been known to artists, philosophers and kings: the exclusive members of a secret society of guardians dating back to the dawn of humanity
Deep ecology( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parliament of souls : in search of global spirituality : interviews with 28 spiritual leaders from around the world( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hotspots( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines hotspots, areas of the world with the largest number of unique species at risk of going extinct
Voices from the underground : for the love of animals by Michael Tobias( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the human abuse, exploitation and cruelty towards animals and profiles people who have worked on behalf of animal welfare, including Gene and Lorri Bauston of Farm Animal Sanctuary; Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco, founders of PETA; Christine Stevens and her Animal Welfare Institute; and Rod Coronado, jailed for his animal liberation activities
After Eden : history, ecology, and conscience by Michael Tobias( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day in the life of India by Michael Tobias( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul of nature : visions of a living earth( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-two essays, written by contributors representing a variety of viewpoints, that confront the problems of ecological and environmental degradation and offer a variety of solutions
A parliament of science : science for the 21st century by Michael Tobias( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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No vacancy!( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of strategies to deal with human overpopulation in the U.S., Europe, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran and Mexico
Why life matters : fifty ecosystems of the heart and mind by Michael Tobias( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison are world-renowned ecological philosophers and activists, interdisciplinary social and environmental scientists and broad-ranging, deeply committed humanists. This collection of fifty essays and interviews comprises an invigorating, outspoken, provocative and eloquent overview of the ecological humanities in one highly accessible volume. The components of this collection were published in the authors' "Green Conversations" blog series, and pieces in the Eco News Network from 2011 to 2013 and feature luminaries from Jane Goodall to Ted Turner to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to the former head of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Stunning color photographs captured by the authors and contributors make Why Life Matters: Fifty Ecosystems of the Heart and Mind a feast for the eyes as well as the mind and soul."--Back cover
Anthrozoology : embracing co-existence in the Anthropocene by Michael Tobias( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking work of both theoretical and experiential thought by two leading ecological philosophers and animal liberation scientists ventures into a new frontier of applied ethical anthrozoological studies. Through lean and elegant text, readers will learn that human interconnections with other species and ecosystems are severely endangered precisely because we lack - by our evolutionary self-confidence - the very coherence that is everywhere around us abundantly demonstrated. What our species has deemed to be superior is, according to Tobias and Morrison, the cumulative result of a tragically tenuous argument predicated on the brink of our species’ self-destruction, giving rise to a most unique proposition: We either recognize the miracle of other sentient intelligence, sophistication, and genius, or risk enshrining the shortest lived epitaph of any known vertebrate in earth’s 4.1 billion years of life. Tobias and Morrison draw on 45 years of research in fields ranging from ecological anthropology, animal protection and comparative ethics to literature and spirituality - and beyond. They deploy research in animal and plant behavior, biocultural heritage contexts from every continent and they bring to bear a deeply metaphysical array of perspectives that set this book apart from any other. The book departs from most work in such fields as animal rights, ecological aesthetics, comparative ethology or traditional animal and plant behaviorist work, and yet it speaks to readers with an interest in those fields. A deeply provocative book of philosophical premises and hypotheses from two of the world’s most influential ecological philosophers, this text is likely to stir uneasiness and debate for many decades to come
 
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Nature's keepers : on the front lines of the fight to save wildlife in America
Alternative Names
Michael Tobias Amerikaans bergbeklimmer

Michael Tobias author, mountaineer, filmmaker, ecologist

Tobias, Michael

Tobias, Michael C.

Tobias, Michael Charles.

Tobias, Michael Charles 1951-

Майкл Тобиаш

邁克爾·托比亞斯

Languages
English (110)

German (4)

Covers
World War III : population and the biosphere at the end of the millenniumLife force : the world of JainismA parliament of minds : philosophy for a new millenniumDonkey : the mystique of Equus asinusA vision of nature : traces of the original worldChateau beyond timeA parliament of souls : in search of global spirituality : interviews with 28 spiritual leaders from around the worldVoices from the underground : for the love of animals