Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment by Helaine Selin, Arne Kelland

By Helaine Selin, Arne Kelland

Nature throughout Cultures: perspectives of Nature and the surroundings in Non-Western Cultures contains approximately 25 essays facing the environmental wisdom and ideology of cultures open air of the U.S. and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean perspectives of nature and the surroundings, between others, the booklet comprises essays on Environmentalism and pictures of the opposite, conventional Ecological wisdom, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and panorama, Nature, and tradition. The essays tackle the connections among nature and tradition and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. every one essay comprises an intensive bibliography. as the geographic diversity is worldwide, the e-book fills a niche in either environmental heritage and in cultural reviews. it's going to discover a position at the bookshelves of complex undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these teams.

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