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Title People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations / Emilio F. Moran.
Imprint Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series Blackwell primers in anthropology ; 1
Blackwell primers in anthropology.
Blackwell primers in anthropology ; 1
Blackwell primers in anthropology.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-205) and index.
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Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Environmental degradation.
Environmental policy.
Genre Electronic books.
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 : 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 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?
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.
Other Title Print version: Moran, Emilio F. People and nature. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006 1405105712 1405105720