The Resource Kinship to mastery : biophilia in human evolution and development, Stephen R. Kellert

Kinship to mastery : biophilia in human evolution and development, Stephen R. Kellert

Label
Kinship to mastery : biophilia in human evolution and development
Title
Kinship to mastery
Title remainder
biophilia in human evolution and development
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Kellert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Kinship to Mastery is a fascinating and accessible exploration of the notion of biophilia - the idea that humans, having evolved with the rest of creation, possess a biologically based attraction to nature and exhibit an innate affinity for life and lifelike processes. Stephen R. Kellert sets forth the idea that people exhibit different expressions of biophilia in different contexts, and demonstrates how our quality of life in the largest sense is dependent upon the richness of our connections with nature
  • While the natural world provides us with material necessities - food, clothing, medicine, clean air, pure water - it also plays a key role in other aspects of our lives, including intellectual capacity, emotional bonding, aesthetic attraction, creativity, imagination, and even the recognition of a just and purposeful existence. As Kellert explains, each expression of biophilia shows how our physical, material, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being is to a great extent dependent upon our relationships with the natural world that surrounds us. Kellert argues that because the full expression of biophilia is integral to our overall health, the ongoing degradation of the environment could have far more serious consequences than many people realize
Dewey number
304.2/8
Index
index present
LC call number
GE140
LC item number
.K47 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Kinship to mastery : biophilia in human evolution and development, Stephen R. Kellert
Publication
Note
"Shearwater books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-247) and index
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Contents
Ch. 1. The Notion of Biophilia -- Ch. 2. The Material Basis -- Ch. 3. The Aesthetic Appeal -- Ch. 4. The Measure of Empirical Knowledge -- Ch. 5. Nature As Metaphor -- Ch. 6. The Quest for Exploration and Discovery -- Ch. 7. Yearning for Kinship and Affection -- Ch. 8. The Urge to Master -- Ch. 9. Seeking Meaning and Transcendence -- Ch. 10. Of Fear and Loathing -- Ch. 11. Diminishing Nature, Self, and Society -- Ch. 12. The Pursuit of Self-Interest
Control code
000012951148
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 p.
Isbn
9781559633727
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96029893
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.b17769899
System control number
  • C01108353741
  • (OCoLC)36130632

Library Locations

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