Talking About Trees

Science, Ecology and Agriculture in Cuba

Richard Levins


LeftWord Books, 2008

169 pages

Price INR 350.00
Book Club Price INR 262.00

Talking About Trees ranges widely, from personal narratives to theoretical discussions on the need for the precautionary principle in science. Levins offers a strong critique of the industrial-commercial pathway to development; in its place he promotes an alternative development pathway that emphasizes economic viability with equity, ecological and social sustainability and empowerment of the dispossessed.

Richard Levins

Richard Levins is John Rock Professor of Population Sciences, Department of Population and International Health at Harvard University, Boston, MA. He is the author, along with Richard Lewontin, of The Dialectical Biologist (1985).