By Thomas Heyd

ISBN-10: 0754654230

ISBN-13: 9780754654230

ISBN-10: 1138275921

ISBN-13: 9781138275928

This publication argues that an attentive stumble upon with nature is of key significance for the advance of an environmentally applicable tradition. the basic concept is that the environmental degradation that we're more and more experiencing is healthier conceived because the outcome of a cultural mismatch: our cultures look to not be applicable to the typical atmosphere during which we movement and on which we rely in thoroughgoing methods. In addressing this challenge, Thomas Heyd weaves jointly a wealthy tapestry of views on human interactions with the flora and fauna, starting from conventional modes of dealing with human groups that come with the average surroundings, to the respect of poetic travelogues, ecological recovery and botanic gardens. the quantity is split into 3 components, which respectively contemplate the relation of humans to nature by way of ethics, aesthetics and tradition. It engages the present literature in every one of those components with the aid of inter-disciplinary techniques, in addition to at the foundation of non-public encounters with traditional areas and methods. the final word target of this e-book is to make contributions to the advance of a cultural cloth that's compatible to the traditional areas and procedures during which we may possibly thrive, and on which all of us count as contributors and as a species.

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