People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations
This book provides a lively and thoughtful introduction to ecological anthropology by examining the evolving relations between human communities and nature.
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Can one Conceive of Ecosystems Without Human Agents?
Individuals Making a Difference
Overwhelming Evidence for Concern with the Condition of the Earth System
Looking Back and Looking Forward
How Things Were
The Rise of CrossDisciplinary TeamBased Approaches
The Evolution of HumanEnvironment Interactions
Making Better Decisions
Population and the Environment
6 Rebuilding Communities and Institutions
What is Sacred in Human Evolution?
Tragedies of the Commons
Institutions and SelfOrganization
Bioregionalism Deep Ecology and Embedding People In Nature
7 Can We Learn When We Have Enough?
Setting our Preferences
How Did We Decide To Become Farmers?
An Uneasy Relationship
More Food for The Masses
3 The Great Forgetting
The Archaeology of Environmental Change
The UrbanIndustrial Revolution and the Unleashing of Prometheus
Are We In It?
Ecosystem Productivity and Net Primary Production
Land Use and Long Term Disturbance
5 What Makes People Do That?
Mitigation and the Cautionary Principle
Patterns of Consumption in Developed Countries
Patterns of Consumption in Developing Countries
A Feeding Frenzy and a Crisis in Public Health
Burning Fossil Fuels instead of Calories
Do We Have Enough Material Goods Now?
When Less Is More
When Less Is More
The Scale of the Problem and the Scale of the Solution
Valuing Community and Trust Rather Than More Stuff
Are We Happier When We Have More?
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