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Nature across cultures : views of nature and the environment in non-western cultures

Author: Helaine Selin; Arne Kalland
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2010.
Series: Science across cultures, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helaine Selin; Arne Kalland
ISBN: 9789048162710 9048162718
OCLC Number: 707737615
Description: xxiii, 481 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Environmentalism and images of the other / Arne Kalland --
The global mobilization of environmental concepts: re-thinking the Western/Non-Western divide / Michael Dove [and others] --
Variation and uniformity in the construction of biological knowledge across cultures / Roy Ellen --
Local understandings of the land: traditional ecological knowledge and indigenous knowledge / Roy C. Dudgeon and Fikret Berkes --
Landscape, nature, and culture: a diachronic model of human-nature adaptations / Richard Stoffle, Rebecca Toupal, and Nieves Zedenõ --
Worldviews and ecology / Mary Evelyn Tucker --
The spirit(s) of conservation in Buddhist Thailand / Susan M. Darlington --
Indian perspectives on naturalism / D.P. Chattopadhyaya --
Japanese views of nature and the environment / John A. Tucker --
Winds, waters, and earth energies: fengshui and awareness of place / Graham Parkes --
The perception of nature and the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa / John Kesby --
Both sides of the beach: knowledges of nature in Oceania / Edvard Hviding --
Native views of the environment in Amazonia / William Baleé --
Central Andean views of nature and the environment / David L. Browman --
"Nature doesn't come as clean as we can think it": Dene, Inuit, scientists, nature and environment in the Canadian North / Ellen Bielawski --
We are the land: Native American views of nature / Annie L. Booth --
Buddhist views of nature and the environment / Leslie Sponsel and Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel --
Confucian views of nature / John Berthrong --
Daoism and nature / James Miller --
Hindu views of nature and the environment / Harold Coward --
Nature and culture: an Islamic perspective / S. Parvez Manzoor --
Judaism, Israel, and natural resources: models and practices / Jeanne Kay Guelke.
Series Title: Science across cultures, v. 4.
Responsibility: editor, Helaine Selin ; advisory editor, Arne Kalland.

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