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When God Isn't Green : A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism

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In this lively, round-the-world trip, law professor and humorist Jay Wexler explores the intersection of religion and the environment.Whether it’s Hindus in Mumbai carrying twenty-five-foot plaster idols of Ganesh into the sea, or Taoists in Hong Kong creating poisonous fumes by burning bushels of “ghost money,” or American Palm Sunday celebrants contributing to the deforestation of Central American palm forests, religious practices can sometimes cause significant damage to the environment. In this book, law professor Jay Wexler travels the globe—from Alaska to India, from Singapore to Mexico and beyond—to investigate instances where religious practice and environmentalism collide in order to understand the complexity of these problems and learn how society can best address them. Whether he’s feasting on whale blubber above the Arctic Circle, bumping along in the back of a battered jeep through a Guatemalan jungle, or learning how to pluck a dead bald eagle at the National Eagle Repository, Wexler never fails to entertain as he tries to answer the question “Can religious practice and environmental protection coexist?”
Number of Pages: 206
Genre: Science, Religion + Beliefs, Humor
Sub-Genre: Environmental Science, Topic / Religion, Religion + Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Jay Wexler
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2016
TCIN: 50643494
UPC: 9780807001929
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-9333
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