Ethnobiology for the Future: Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity (Southwest Center Series)
In this important new collection, Gary Paul Nabhan puts forth a call for the future not only of ethnobiology but for the entire planet. He articulates and broadens the portfolio of ethnobiological principles and amplifies the tool kit for anyone engaged in the ethnobiosphere, those vital spaces of intense interaction among cultures, habitats, and creatures.
The essays are grouped into a trio of themes. The first group presents the big questions facing humanity, the second profiles tools and methodologies that may help to answer those questions, and the third ponders how to best communicate these issues not merely to other scholars, but to society at large. The essays attest to the ways humans establish and circumscribe their identities not only through their thoughts and actions, but also with their physical, emotional, and spiritual attachments to place, flora, fauna, fungi, and feasts.
Nabhan and his colleagues from across disciplines and cultures encourage us to be courageous enough to include ethical, moral, and even spiritual dimensions in work regarding the fate of biocultural diversity. The essays serve as cairns on the critical path toward an ethnobiology that is provocative, problem-driven, and, above all, inspiring.
Gary's eyes seem especially well attuned to the beauty and joys of the human experience particularly as it relates to our ethnobiological connections. —Paul Minnis, editor of Ethnobotanty: A Reader
*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Formats for this Ebook
|Required Software||Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview|
|Supported Devices||Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.|
|# of Devices||Unlimited|
|Flowing Text / Pages||Pages|
|The message text*:|
Discourse and Cognition: Bridging the Gap (Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture N)
The Problem of Tuning Metaheuristics: As Seen from a Machine Learning Perspective: 292 (Dissertations in Artificial Intelligence: Infix)
Hand Rearing of Puppies: The Puppy and Kitten Clinic Book of Nursing and Hand Rearing New Born Puppies (The puppy & kitten clinic)