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Wild Law fuses politics, legal theory, quantum physics and ancient wisdom into a fascinating story. It has been seminal in informing and inspiring the global movement to recognize rights for Nature – a movement destined to shape the twenty-first century as significantly as the human rights movements shaped the twentieth century. This revised edition includes a new preface, postscript and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth proclaimed on 22 April 2010. Wild Law presents a vision of how we could transform the systems that structure and order industrialised societies to enable us to rediscover a viable role for our species within the Earth community.


Fr. Thomas Berry (1914–2009) was one the world’s leading thinkers on human relationships with the natural world. Monk, philosopher, cultural historian and author, he considered himself to be a ‘geologian’ or earth scholar rather than a theologian. An eloquent and passionate spokesperson for the Earth, he has been described as “one of the most eminent cultural historians of our time” and by Newsweek as “the most provocative figure among the new breed of eco-theologians”. Cormac Cullinan is an author, practicing environmental attorney, and governance expert who has worked on environmental governance issues in more than twenty countries. He is a director both of Cullinan and Associates, Inc., a specialist environmental and green-business law firm, and the governance consultancy EnAct International.