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Title Nature and culture : rebuilding lost connections / edited by Sarah Pilgrim and Jules Pretty.
Imprint London ; Washington, D.C. : Earthscan, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Human ecology.
Cultural pluralism.
Nature and nurture.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Contributors; Preface; Acronyms; Chapter 1 Nature and Culture: An Introduction; The State-of-the-Art; The Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity Complex; Beliefs, Cosmologies and Worldviews: Our Place in Nature; Livelihoods and Resource Management Practices: Human Dominion and Nature; Local Resource Knowledge and its Transmission; Socio-Cultural Institutions and their Role in Shaping Landscapes; Common Drivers of Diversity Loss and System Degradation; Ecocultures: Paving the Way towards Resilience; Contributions to this Volume: Mapping the Way; References; Part I: Science in Practice.
Summary "There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control nature. This book goes beyond divisive definitions and investigates the bridges linking biological and cultural diversity. The authors explore the common drivers of loss, and argue that policy responses should target both forms of diversity in a novel integrative approach to conservation, thus reducing the gap between science, policy and practice. While conserving nature alongside human cultures presents unique challenges, this book forcefully shows that any hope for saving biological diversity is predicated on a concomitant effort to appreciate and protect cultural diversity."--Provided by publisher.
Other Author Pilgrim, Sarah.
Pretty, Jules N.
Other Title Print version: Nature and culture. London ; Washington, D.C. : Earthscan, 2010 9781844078219