Bound to the Earth:Creating a Working Partnership of Humanity and Nature

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Bound to the Earth explores past and present strategies to create ecological sustainability and provides a model for re-orienting our models of thinking, based on principles of biological ecology, as a prescription for bringing modern society into harmony with nature.

After learning to "think like a tree," the book then looks at some possible future scenarios where pioneering individuals take innovative steps toward ecological thinking and ...

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Overview

Bound to the Earth explores past and present strategies to create ecological sustainability and provides a model for re-orienting our models of thinking, based on principles of biological ecology, as a prescription for bringing modern society into harmony with nature.

After learning to "think like a tree," the book then looks at some possible future scenarios where pioneering individuals take innovative steps toward ecological thinking and what results these choices may bring.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595007356
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Lessons From the Past 1
Part I Roots and Branches: Underlying Themes in Nature 7
1. Nature at Work 9
2. Tugging on Nature's Web 21
Part II How to Think Like a Tree 39
3. Emerald Alchemy from the Sun 41
4. Leaves that Fall Only to Rise Again 55
5. The Ecology of Making Things 67
6. Leaves Never Hide from the Sun 77
7. The Wisdom of Motion 88
Part III Fairy Tales of Transition 103
8. The Greening of the American Automobile Industry 106
9. Growing Food in the City 115
10. A New School 130
11. Security and Sustainability 139
Part IV Envisioning a Sustainable Society 147
12. The Sustainable Future: A Possible Dream 152
Selected Bibliography 161
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2010

    Bound to the Earth

    This book brings up some very valid points, and presents the reader a new way to look at things.

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