Author(s): Susan Murphy
We all know our earth is in trouble. Is it beyond repair? Are we stuck with a global disaster we cannot hope to address? No, says Susan Murphy. Minding the Earth, Mending the World reminds us of the astounding intelligence of nature and magnificence of the earth that exists under the strain of the developing catastrophe, and argues that not only is it not too late, but that we all have the capacity to embrace this challenge with a sense of hope and reason. Susan Murphy delivers a brilliant rethink of the crisis we face, radically challenging the stories we tell ourselves about the world, and the ways humanity might become the solution, rather than the problem. Minding the Earth, Mending the World is a profoundly hopeful book which has arrived at exactly the right time.
Dr Susan Murphy is a writer, authorised Zen teacher and filmmaker. Her last book, Upside Down Zen, was published in 2004. Film and television writing credits include The Midas Touch, Secrets (six one-off dramas) and in 1991, her own feature film as writer-director, Breathing Under Water. In 1997 Susan was awarded a five-year QEII Research Fellowship by the Australian Research Council in social ecology. She is a frequent freelance producer of feature radio works for ABC Radio National Radio Eye. She divides her time between Berry and Sydney.