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Title People and Nature : an Introduction to Human Ecological Relations.
Imprint Newark : Wiley, 2016.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (275 pages)
Series Primers in Anthropology
Blackwell primers in anthropology.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Environmental degradation.
Environmental policy.
Contents Title Page ; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 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; Additional Resources ; References ; Chapter 2 A Reminder: How Things Were ... ; The Study of Human Ecological Relations; The Contemporary Study of Environmental Issues: The Rise of Cross-Disciplinary Team-Based Approaches.
The Evolution of Human-Environment InteractionsHunter-Gatherers: Setting Our Preferences ; How Did We Decide to Become Farmers?; Herding and Farming: An Uneasy Relationship; More Food for the Masses; Additional Resources ; References ; Chapter 3 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 ; Additional Resources ; References ; Chapter 4 The Web of Life: Are We In It?
The Web of Life and Trophic Relations: Thinking EcologicallyEcosystem Productivity and Net Primary Production; Land Use and Long-Term Disturbance; Additional Resources ; References ; Chapter 5 What Makes People Do That?; Learning, Adaptation, and Information; Mitigation and the Cautionary Principle; Transforming the Face of the Earth: Making Better Decisions; Additional Resources ; References ; Chapter 6 Population and Environment; Theories about Population; The Demographic Transition; Aging and International Flows of Labor; Addressing the Needs of 10 Billion People.
Changing the Population and Environment NexusAdditional Resources ; References ; Chapter 7 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; Additional Resources ; References ; Chapter 8 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 Fossil Fuels instead of CaloriesDo We Have Enough Material Goods Now?; Additional Resources ; References ; Chapter 9 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; Are We Happier When We Have More?; References; Index; EULA.
Other Title Print version: Moran, Emilio F. People and Nature : An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations. Newark : Wiley, ©2016 9781118877470