People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations

Author
Moran, Emilio F.
Title
People and nature : an introduction to human ecological relations / Emilio F. Moran.
Format
Book
Published
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Description
xiv, 218 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
URL
<Table of contents> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0517/2005021020.html
Uniform series
Blackwell primers in anthropology.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references )p. [178]-205) and index.
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?
Subject headings
Nature--Effect of human beings on.
Human beings--Effect of environment on.
Environmental degradation.
Environmental policy.
ISBN
1405105712 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405105720 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard Identifier
9781405105712
9781405105729

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Business/SPEA Information Commons
Call Number
GF75 .M67 2006
Location
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Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
GF75 .M67 2006
Location
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