This revised edition of Carolyn Merchant’s classic Reinventing Eden has been updated with a new foreword and afterword.

Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture. This book traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations and offers a bold new way to think about the earth.

chapter 1|8 pages

A G arden P lanet

part |2 pages

Part I Genesis of the Recovery Narrative

chapter 2|24 pages

T he F all from E den

chapter 3|22 pages

R ecovering the G arden

chapter 4|22 pages

F rom W ilderness to C ivilization

part |2 pages

Part II New World Edens

chapter 5|20 pages

A dam AsH ero

chapter 6|24 pages

E ve AsN ature

chapter 7|18 pages

C olonizing E den

chapter 8|16 pages

E den C ommodifi ed

part |2 pages

Part III New Stories

chapter 9|14 pages

E arth in R ecovery

chapter 10|16 pages

O rder out of C haos

chapter 11|18 pages

P artnership