skip to content
Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology

Author: David Abram
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
A startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature. As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we've inured ourselves to the wild intelligence of our flesh, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance.  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Abram
ISBN: 9780375421716 0375421718
OCLC Number: 457766942
Description: 313, [2] pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Shadow --
House --
Wood and stone --
Reciprocity --
Depth --
Mind --
Mood --
The speech of things --
The discourse of the birds --
Sleight-of-hand --
Shapeshifting --
The real in its wonder --
Conclusion : at the heart of the heart of the world.
Responsibility: David Abram.
More information:

Abstract:

A startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature. As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we've inured ourselves to the wild intelligence of our flesh, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. This book subverts that distance, drawing readers ever deeper into their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the body and the breathing Earth. Abram shows that from the awakened perspective of the human animal, awareness (or mind) is not an exclusive possession of our species but a lucid quality of the biosphere itself--a quality in which we, along with the oaks and the spiders, steadily participate.--From publisher description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(8)

User lists with this item (5)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/457766942> # Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "457766942" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1057622> ; # Perception
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007101154> ; # Anthropology--Philosophy
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080294> ; # Human beings--Animal nature
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1034564> ; # Nature--Effect of human beings on
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/880600> ; # Cosmology
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/301.01/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/832706> ; # Biosphere
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/962941> ; # Human ecology
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/810222> ; # Anthropology--Philosophy
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/304.2/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/962834> ; # Human beings--Animal nature
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080299> ; # Nature--Effect of human beings on
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865133559#Topic/humanokologie> ; # Humanökologie
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2010" ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865133559#Person/abram_david_1957> ; # David Abram
    schema:datePublished "2010" ;
    schema:description "Shadow -- House -- Wood and stone -- Reciprocity -- Depth -- Mind -- Mood -- The speech of things -- The discourse of the birds -- Sleight-of-hand -- Shapeshifting -- The real in its wonder -- Conclusion : at the heart of the heart of the world."@en ;
    schema:description "A startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature. As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we've inured ourselves to the wild intelligence of our flesh, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. This book subverts that distance, drawing readers ever deeper into their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the body and the breathing Earth. Abram shows that from the awakened perspective of the human animal, awareness (or mind) is not an exclusive possession of our species but a lucid quality of the biosphere itself--a quality in which we, along with the oaks and the spiders, steadily participate.--From publisher description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/865133559> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology"@en ;
    schema:productID "457766942" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/457766942#PublicationEvent/new_york_pantheon_books_2010> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865133559#Agent/pantheon_books> ; # Pantheon Books
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1101/2009041364-s.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780375421716> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/457766942> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865133559#Agent/pantheon_books> # Pantheon Books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Pantheon Books" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865133559#Person/abram_david_1957> # David Abram
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1957" ;
    schema:familyName "Abram" ;
    schema:givenName "David" ;
    schema:name "David Abram" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007101154> # Anthropology--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Anthropology--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080294> # Human beings--Animal nature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Human beings--Animal nature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080299> # Nature--Effect of human beings on
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature--Effect of human beings on"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1034564> # Nature--Effect of human beings on
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature--Effect of human beings on"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1057622> # Perception
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Perception"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/810222> # Anthropology--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Anthropology--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/832706> # Biosphere
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Biosphere"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/880600> # Cosmology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Cosmology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/962834> # Human beings--Animal nature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Human beings--Animal nature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/962941> # Human ecology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Human ecology"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780375421716>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0375421718" ;
    schema:isbn "9780375421716" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.