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Sale, Kirkpatrick

Works: 52 works in 237 publications in 5 languages and 10,671 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Kirkpatrick Sale
Most widely held works by Kirkpatrick Sale
The conquest of paradise : Christopher Columbus and the Columbian legacy by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of Columbus and his discovery of the New World and how it changed the distribution and mixture of life-forms and cultures
Rebels against the future : the Luddites and their war on the Industrial Revolution : lessons for the computer age by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a bold uprising by the earliest victims of the first Industrial Revolution, viewed from the perspective of today's second Industrial Revolution, a vivid reminder that the current turmoil, driven by rapidly developing technologies and the global economy, is every bit as disruptive as the one created by the steam engine and laissez-faire. Rebels Against the Future is a work of careful scholarship, but it is also an exciting tale of people whose resistance to technology was so dramatic that their name has entered our vernacular. "Luddite" today refers to anyone unmoved by laptop computers and cellular phones, but this book reminds us that the Luddites were in fact real people, English working men who saw their livelihoods and homes, their communities and countryside, destroyed by the onrush of industrial capitalism
SDS by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power shift : the rise of the southern rim and its challenge to the Eastern establishment by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human scale by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Big government, big business, big everything - how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable result of giantism grown out of control - and what can be done about it. Kirkpatrick Sale examines a nation in the grips of growthmania and presents the ways to shape a more efficient and livable society built to the human scale."--Cover
Dwellers in the land : the bioregional vision by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagine a world structured around ecological and cultural diversity rather than national and political parameters. In response to present and impending ecological and economic crises, Kirkpatrick Sale presents a definitive introduction to the unique concept of bioregionalism, an alternative way of organizing society to create smaller-scaled, more ecologically sound, and individually responsive communities with renewable economies and cultures. Sale emphasizes the concept of regionalism through natural population division, settlement near and stewardship of watershed areas, and the importance of communal ownership of and responsibility for the land. Dwellers in the Land focuses on the realistic development of these bioregionally focused communities and the places where they are established to create a society that is both ecologically sustainable and satisfying to its inhabitants."--Jacket
The fire of his genius : Robert Fulton and the American dream by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"None of the well-dressed crowd that gathered on the Hudson River side of Lower Manhattan on the hot afternoon of August 17, 1808, could have known the importance of the object they had come to see and, mostly, deride: Robert Fulton's new steamboat, the North River, the boat that is frequently - and wrongly - remembered as the Clermont. But, as Kirkpatrick Sale shows in this biography of Fulton, the North River's successful four-day round-trip to Albany proved a technology that would transform nineteenth-century America, open up the interior to huge waves of settlers, create and sustain industrial and plantation economies in the nation's heartland, and destroy the remaining Indian civilizations and most of the wild lands on which they depended. The North River's four-day trip introduced the machines and culture that marked the birth of the Industrial Revolution in America. The Fire of His Genius tells the story of the extraordinarily driven and ambitious inventor who brought all this about, probing into the undoubted genius of his mind but, too, laying bare the darker side of the man - and the darker side of the American dream that inspired him."--Jacket
The green revolution : the American environmental movement, 1962-1992 by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Green Revolution recaptures the past thirty years of one of the most powerful movements in American history. The concern for the environment goes back more than a century, surely, but Kirkpatrick Sale shows that not until 1962, when Rachel Carson's Silent Spring electrified the country, did we begin to realize the terrible danger of man-made threats to our natural world. Our national environmental organizations and leading scientists have given us a new lexicon: acid rain, toxic wastes, biodiversity, the greenhouse effect. Even the word "green" has taken on a new meaning. Tragic events - at Bhopal, Love Canal, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl - that once would have been thought of as ephemeral are unforgettable warnings. Congress has responded with major legislation to protect the land, our forests, wildlife, water, and the air we breathe. Even so, as Sale reminds us, these years have not been an unmitigated triumph. The perils to the earth remain and in some ways are even more ominous. But never in the annals of social change has a movement gained as much popular support, never has it had such legislative and regulatory impact, never has it become so embedded in an entire culture. It may not save the world, but what else will?
After Eden : the evolution of human domination by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In After Eden, Kirkpatrick Sale answers these questions in a radically new way. Integrating research in paleontology, archaeology, and anthropology, he points to the beginning of big-game hunting as the origin of Homo sapiens' estrangement from the natural world. Sale contends that a new, recognizably modern human culture based on the hunting of large animals developed in Africa some 70,000 years ago in response to a fierce plunge in worldwide temperature triggered by an enormous volcanic explosion in Asia. Tracing the migration of populations and the development of hunting thousands of years forward in time, he shows that hunting became increasingly adversarial in relation to the environment as people fought over scarce prey during Europe's glacial period between 35,000 and 10,000 years ago. By the end of that era, humans' idea that they were the superior species on the planet, free to exploit other species toward their own ends, was well established. Sale asserts that vestiges of a more ecologically sound way of life do exist today, offering redemptive possibilities for ourselves and for the planet."--Jacket
The land and people of Ghana by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the geography, history, people, culture, and economic progress of the first black African nation to win independence in the twentieth century
Christopher Columbus and the the conquest of paradise by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Columbus' arrival on a small Bahamian island in 1492 is often judged to be a defining moment in the history of mankind, changing forever the map of the world. The author offers readers a unique take on Columbus and his legacy, separating the man from the legend. He also looks at the global consequences of the discovery, revealing the colossal impact this brief moment in history had not only on a continent but also on the world
Human scale revisited : a new look at the classic case for a decentralist future by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Big government, big business, big everything: Kirkpatrick Sale took giantism to task in his 1980 classic, Human Scale;, and today takes a new look at how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable result of bigness grown out of control -- and what can be done about it. The result is a keenly updated, carefully argued case for bringing human endeavors back to scales we can comprehend and manage -- whether in our built environments, our politics, our business endeavors, our energy plans, or our mobility. Sale walks readers back through history to a time when buildings were scaled to the human figure (as was the Parthenon), democracies were scaled to the societies they served, and enterprise was scaled to communities. Against that backdrop, he dissects the bigger-is-better paradigm that has defined modern times and brought civilization to a crisis point. Says Sale, retreating from our calamity will take rebalancing our relationship to the environment; adopting more human-scale technologies; right-sizing our buildings, communities, and cities; and bringing our critical services -- from energy, food, and garbage collection to transportation, health, and education -- back to human scale as well. Like Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher, Human Scale has long been a classic of modern decentralist thought and communitarian values -- a key tool in the kit of those trying to localize, create meaningful governance in bioregions, or rethink our reverence of and dependence on growth, financially and otherwise. Rewritten to interpret the past few decades, Human Scale offers compelling new insights on how to turn away from the giantism that has caused escalating ecological distress and inequality, dysfunctional governments, and unending warfare and shines a light on many possible pathways that could allow us to scale down, survive, and thrive."--
Das verlorene Paradies : Christoph Kolumbus und die Folgen by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Hintergrundreiche Biographie. Sie zeigt uns einen bigotten, engstirnigen, brutalen und materialistischen Kolumbus. Mit der Entdeckung Amerikas nahm auch die Naturzerstörung ihren Anfang
La révolte luddite : briseurs de machines à l'ère de l'industrialisation by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ribelli al futuro : i luddisti e la loro guerra alla rivoluzione industriale by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother of all : an introduction to bioregionalism by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S.D.S [Students for a Democratic Society] by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of change : interviews with leading edge thinkers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each expert presents his or her views on the state of the planet and its future
SDS: ten years toward a revolution by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why the sea is salt : Poems of love and loss by Kirkpatrick Sale( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The green revolution : the American environmental movement, 1962-1992
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Sale, J. Kirkpatrick

Sale J. Kirkpatrick 1937-....

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English (175)

German (7)

Italian (7)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

Human scaleDwellers in the land : the bioregional visionThe fire of his genius : Robert Fulton and the American dreamThe green revolution : the American environmental movement, 1962-1992After Eden : the evolution of human dominationChristopher Columbus and the the conquest of paradiseWhy the sea is salt : Poems of love and loss