The Resource People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations, Emilio F. Moran

People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations, Emilio F. Moran

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People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations
Title
People and nature
Title remainder
an introduction to human ecological relations
Statement of responsibility
Emilio F. Moran
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Evidence of climate change, loss of biological diversity, tropical deforestation, and an impending crisis in potable water prompt the question: how have we created a situation where our planet - our very future - is at risk? In People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations, noted environmental scientist Emilio Moran provides a lively introduction to ecological anthropology, environmental geography, and human ecology. He examines the evolving relations between human communities and nature, and, by thoughtful analysis, offers a vision of what we must do to have a future worth living."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.M67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Blackwell primers in anthropology
  • Blackwell primers in anthropology
Series volume
1
Label
People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations, Emilio F. Moran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction -- Can one conceive of ecosystems without human agents? -- Human agency : individuals making a difference -- Overwhelming evidence for concern with the condition of the earth system -- Looking back and looking forward -- The study of human ecological relations -- The contemporary study of environmental issues -- The evolution of human-environment interactions -- Hunter-gatherers : setting our preferences -- How did we decide to become farmers? -- Herding and farming : an uneasy relationship -- More food for the masses -- Earth transformations in prehistory -- The archeology of environmental change -- The urban-industrial revolution and the unleashing of Prometheus -- The contemporary situation : human-dominated ecosystems -- The web of life and trophic relations : thinking ecologically -- Ecosystem productivity and net primary production -- Land use and long-term disturbance -- Learning, adaptation, and information -- Mitigation and the cautionary principle -- Transforming the face of the earth through making better decisions -- Population and the environment -- Community in human evolution -- What is sacred in human evolution? -- Tragedies of the commons -- Institutions and self-organization -- Bioregionalism, deep ecology and embedding people in nature -- Material boys and material girls -- Patterns of consumption in developed countries -- Patterns of consumption in developing countries -- A feeding frenzy and a crisis in public health -- Burning fossils fuels instead of calories -- Do we have enough material goods now? -- Resource abundance vs resource scarcity -- When less is more -- The scale of the problem and the scale of the solutions -- Restoring our balance : valuing community, and trust, rather than more "stuff" -- Are we happier when we have more?
Control code
000028089581
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 218 p.
Isbn
9781405105712
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005021020
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.b21674309
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  • sr21674309
  • (OCoLC)61247086

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