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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."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Moran, Emilio F
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature
  • Human beings
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental policy
Label
People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations, Emilio F. Moran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references )pages [178]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human agency and the state of the earth. 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 -- A reminder: how things were ... 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 -- The great forgetting. 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: are we in it? The web of life and trophic relations : thinking ecologically ; Ecosystem productivity and net primary production ; Land use and long term disturbance -- What makes people do that? Learning, adaptation, and information ; Mitigation and the cautionary principle ; Transforming the face of the earth : making better decisions ; Population and the environment -- Rebuilding communities and institutions. 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 -- Can we learn when we have enough? 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? -- Quality of life: when less is more. Resource abundance versus resource scarcity ; When less is more ; The scale of the problem and the scale of the solution ; Restoring our balance : valuing community and trust, rather than more "stuff" ; Are we happier when we have more?
Control code
61247086
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 218 pages
Isbn
9781405105729
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005021020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9781405105712
  • 9781405105729
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations, Emilio F. Moran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references )pages [178]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human agency and the state of the earth. 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 -- A reminder: how things were ... 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 -- The great forgetting. 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: are we in it? The web of life and trophic relations : thinking ecologically ; Ecosystem productivity and net primary production ; Land use and long term disturbance -- What makes people do that? Learning, adaptation, and information ; Mitigation and the cautionary principle ; Transforming the face of the earth : making better decisions ; Population and the environment -- Rebuilding communities and institutions. 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 -- Can we learn when we have enough? 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? -- Quality of life: when less is more. Resource abundance versus resource scarcity ; When less is more ; The scale of the problem and the scale of the solution ; Restoring our balance : valuing community and trust, rather than more "stuff" ; Are we happier when we have more?
Control code
61247086
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 218 pages
Isbn
9781405105729
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005021020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9781405105712
  • 9781405105729
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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