Two Houses of Oikos

Cover art by Maya Schaefer

Title:  Two Houses of Oikos – Essays from the Environmental Age
Category: Non-fiction
Authors: James A. Schaefer
Publication date: April 8, 2015
Out of print

Praise for Two Houses of Oikos

“A great collection … crisp, entertaining, and very good fun to read.”
– Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation, Duke University

“Timely and insightful … told in clear and imaginative prose … makes for excellent company on any vacation of the mind.”
– Midwest Book Review

“From bite-sized appetizers to full meaty entrees, the book is fun and eye-opening.”
– Jeff Wells, Senior Scientist, Boreal Songbird Initiative

The 21st century is the Age of the Environment. As we find ourselves on the cusp of unprecedented global change, public interest in biological conservation is growing. In this collection of wide-ranging essays, author Jim Schaefer explores our relationship with science, the environment, economy, and living things. Two Houses assumes its title from the Greek, oikos, meaning ‘house’ – the linguistic roots of both ‘ecology’ and ‘economy’. The common etymology underscores the significance of both houses for human well-being. Most of these essays appeared in Jim‘s quarterly column in Peterborough Examiner, with a few more from the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal.

Please click here for Trent University’s book launch release and here for the Peterborough Examiner‘s event details. Dr. Jeff Wells, from the Boreal Songbird Initiative, also wrote a nice review here.

Author Jim Schaefer is donating 100% of his royalties to Symons Trust for Canadian Studies.

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