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Anyone interested in how people come to identify with the natural environment and how such identification in turn affects behavior must read this book. It reports a fascinating set of studies, employing a range of methods applied to diverse populations, that provide rich insights into the antecedents and consequences of environmental/ecological identification. -- Riley E. Dunlap, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University Identity and the Natural Environment is a fascinating book on many levels, dealing with topics of the utmost importance for our future well-being -- even our survival as a species. It does so by pioneering a host of new research approaches, and presents the findings in ways that are interesting and accessible, yet rigorous. It represents a wonderful perspective that ushers in a new domain in the social sciences. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University, and author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Identity and the Natural Environment is a superb anthology of interdisciplinary research, conceptually organized to get to the heart of a crucial question: how are ecological awareness and activism linked to core identity? -- Mitchell S. Thomashow, Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, author of Bringing the Biosphere Home and Ecological Identity Identity and the Natural Environment is a fascinating book on many levels, dealing with topics of the utmost importance for our future well-being -- even our survival as a species. It does so by pioneering a host of new research approaches, and presents the findings in ways that are interesting and accessible, yet rigorous. It represents a wonderful perspective that ushers in a new domain in the social sciences. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University, and author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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Susan Clayton is Professor of Psychology at the College of Wooster. Susan Opotow is Professor in the Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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"Anyone interested in how people come to identify with the natural environment and how such identification in turn affects behavior must read this book. It reports a fascinating set of studies, employing a range of methods applied to diverse populations, that provide rich insights into the antecedents and consequences of environmental/ecological identification."--Riley E. Dunlap, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University " Identity and the Natural Environment is a fascinating book on many levels, dealing with topics of the utmost importance for our future well-being--even our survival as a species. It does so by pioneering a host of new research approaches, and presents the findings in ways that are interesting and accessible, yet rigorous. It represents a wonderful perspective that ushers in a new domain in the social sciences." Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University, and author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience " Identity and the Natural Environment is a superb anthology of interdisciplinary research, conceptually organized to get to the heart of a crucial question: how are ecological awareness and activism linked to core identity?" Mitchell S. Thomashow, Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, author of Bringing the Biosphere Home and Ecological Identity "Guber provides the first book-length overview and analysis of the American public's concern for the environment. Her review of existing results is comprehensive, she employs sophisticated methodological techniques for analyzing data, and she consistently draws upon relevant theory when interpreting her findings. The book is a significant contribution."--Riley E. Dunlap, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State UniversityPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote in whole sentences. "*Identity and the Natural Environment* is a superb anthology of interdisciplinary research, conceptually organized to get to the heart of a crucial question -- how are ecological awareness and activism linked to core identity?"--Mitchell S. Thomashow, Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, author of *Bringing the Biosphere Home* "*Identity and the Natural Environment* is a fascinating book on many levels, dealing with topics of the utmost importance for our future well-being -- even our survival as a species. It does so by pioneering a host of new research approaches, and presents the findings in ways that are interesting and accessible, yet rigorous. It represents a wonderful perspective that ushers in a new domain in the social sciences."--Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University, and author of *Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience*Please note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote. Season is now corrected.

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