Uncanny and Improbable Events

Amitav Ghosh

Penguin has collected the classics of the environmental movement into twenty concise books.

Amitav Ghosh calls on authors and novelists to address the most urgent tale of our times in this intimate and comprehensive investigation of how our collective imaginations struggle to comprehend the scope of environmental disaster.

Seventy-five years have passed since the creation of a new canon. Visionary thinkers worldwide have spoken out in defense of the planet and to confirm our role as the driving force behind its restoration as a result of humans’ irreversible alteration of life on Earth. Their sayings have stood the test of time and evolved into movement classics. These texts illuminate the depth of environmental thought and point the path toward a more just, rational, and environmentally friendly society.