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Nature Across Cultures Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures

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ISBN-10: 1402012357

ISBN-13: 9781402012358

Edition: 2003

Authors: Helaine Selin

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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to…    
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Book details

List price: $279.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer London, Limited
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 482
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046

Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Introduction
Environmentalism and Images of the Other
The Global Mobilization of Environmental Concepts: Re-Thinking the Western/Non-Western Divide
Variation and Uniformity in the Construction of Biological Knowledge Across Cultures
Local Understandings of the Land: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledge
Landscape, Nature, and Culture: A Diachronic Model of Human-Nature Adaptations
Worldviews and Ecology
The Spirit(s) of Conservation in Buddhist Thailand
Indian Perspectives on Naturalism
Japanese Views of Nature and the Environment
Winds, Waters, and Earth Energies: Fengshui and Awareness of Place
The Perception of Nature and the Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Knowing Country: Indigenous Australians and the Land
Both Sides of the Beach: Knowledges of Nature in Oceania
Native Views of the Environment in Amazonia
Central Andean Views of Nature and the Environment
"Nature Doesn't Come as Clean as We Can Think It": Dene, Inuit, Scientists, Nature and Environment in the Canadian North
We Are the Land: Native American Views of Nature
Buddhist Views of Nature and the Environment
Confucian Views of Nature
Daoism and Nature
Hindu Views of Nature and the Environment
Nature and Culture: An Islamic Perspective
Judaism, Israel, and Natural Resources: Models and Practices
Index