Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing - cover image


Sam Mickey; Mary Evelyn Tucker; John Grim

Published On





  • English

Print Length

286 pages (xxxviii+248)


Paperback156 x 20 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.78" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 24 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.94" x 9.21")


Paperback1207g (42.58oz)
Hardback1597g (56.33oz)



OCLC Number





  • RN
  • RNT
  • RNA
  • J
  • PSAF


  • SCI019000
  • SCI026000
  • SCI042000
  • SOC026040


  • GF41
  • L577


  • Earth
  • environment
  • scholars
  • ecosystems
  • ecological knowledge
  • scientific knowledge
  • ecological crisis

Living Earth Community

Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing

  • Sam Mickey (editor)
  • Mary Evelyn Tucker (editor)
  • John Grim (editor)
Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing is a celebration of the diversity of ways in which humans can relate to the world around them, and an invitation to its readers to partake in planetary coexistence. Innovative, informative, and highly accessible, this interdisciplinary anthology of essays brings together scholars, writers and educators across the sciences and humanities, in a collaborative effort to illuminate the different ways of being in the world and the different kinds of knowledge they entail – from the ecological knowledge of Indigenous communities, to the scientific knowledge of a biologist and the embodied knowledge communicated through storytelling.

This anthology examines the interplay between Nature and Culture in the setting of our current age of ecological crisis, stressing the importance of addressing these ecological crises occurring around the planet through multiple perspectives. These perspectives are exemplified through diverse case studies – from the political and ethical implications of thinking with forests, to the capacity of storytelling to motivate action, to the worldview of the Indigenous Okanagan community in British Columbia.

Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing synthesizes insights from across a range of academic fields, and highlights the potential for synergy between disciplinary approaches and inquiries. This anthology is essential reading not only for researchers and students, but for anyone interested in the ways in which humans interact with the community of life on Earth, especially during this current period of environmental emergency.


Living Earth Community is a gift to the bewildered world. It asks the most urgent and crucial question of our time: what worldview will supplant the materialist, dualist, narcissist paradigm that has led the world to the edge of devastation? This book seeks answers from wise and creative thinkers who find remarkable new ideas in the confluence of ecological, religious, and Indigenous traditions. If you are looking for reasons to believe that humans can find a way through the unfolding catastrophe, this is your book, your hope, your answer.

Kathleen Dean Moore

author of Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change


This book makes essential connections for understanding how humans may interact with all of life on Earth, especially in the face of rapid global climate change.

J. B. Richardson III, emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

Choice Connect (0009-4978), vol. 58, no. 8, 2021.



(pp. xxvii–xxxviii)
  • Sam Mickey
  • John Grim
  • Mary Evelyn Tucker
  • Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

13. Imaginal Ecology

(pp. 153–160)
  • Brooke Williams
  • Jeannette Armstrong
  • John Grim
  • Paul Berne Burow
  • Samara Brock
  • Michael R. Dove
  • Sean Kelly
  • Heather Eaton
  • Mitchell Thomashow


Sam Mickey

Adjunct Professor in the Theology and Religious Studies department and the Environmental Studies at University of San Francisco

Mary Evelyn Tucker

Co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University

John Grim

Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University
Co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University