Mick Smith, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, has a new book, co-authored with PhD student Jason Young: Does the Earth Care? Indifference, Providence, and Provisional Ecology.

From the University of Minnesota Press: “Does the Earth Care? offers an Earthly alternative to either cold realism or alienated despair in the face of impending ecological disaster. It outlines a “provisional ecology,” drawing on a variety of literary and philosophical sources from Richard Jefferies and Robert Macfarlane to Martin Heidegger and Gaia theory.”