The Rediscovery of the Wild

The Rediscovery of the Wild

by Peter H. Kahn, Patricia H. Hasbach
     
 

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A compelling case for connecting with the wild, for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a speciesSee more details below

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A compelling case for connecting with the wild, for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species

Editorial Reviews

Electronic Green Journal
This authoritative text has the potential to support diverse and interdisciplinary paths of academic inquiry, particularly in the fields of psychology and environmental studies. The accessible language and elements of storytelling throughout make it both engaging and informative for the casual reader.

This collection lays a solid foundation for its subject matter while maintaining the potential to invigorate futureresearch, exploration, and conversation on the topic of humans and the wild.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262312837
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/25/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
0 MB

What People are saying about this

David Abram
That which is wild is not out of control, it is just out of our control, beyond our ability to fully fathom with our thoughts. Yet we are made of this magic. Bereft of contact with wildness, the human mind loses its coherence, and the human heart ceases to beat. This fine volume opens an array of fresh and ferocious insights into this most vital dimension of the real.

Kathleen Dean Moore
The Rediscovery of the Wild is an important and courageous book. It takes a convincing stand against the many forces that diminish both wilderness and the idea of wilderness and, in doing so, strip-mine the imagination and isolate the human spirit from the sources of its strengths and values. There is a difference, these essays tell us, between the call of the outdoors and the call of the wild — the redemptive howls of wind and wolves. May we humans listen with our soft ears and lonely hearts.

J. Baird Callicott
The intrepid authors of The Rediscovery of the Wild fight a well-coordinated rear-guard skirmish against what one author perceptively characterizes as a postmodern tendency 'of seeing wildness as a doddering concept on the brink of extinction.' This book is an unapologetic old-school defense of what another author calls 'The Old Rules.' As we enter the brave new 'Anthropocene,' what are we getting in trade for the concept of wild Nature? These essays are a cautionary tale indeed.

Robert Michael Pyle
No other wild-writing has drawn on such a robust set of commentators, of such stature, coming from so many divergent fields. This collection speaks very well to our present ambiguity about wilderness and wildness, and what we might do about it.

From the Publisher

"No other wild-writing has drawn on such a robust set of commentators, of such stature, coming from so many divergent fields. This collection speaks very well to our present ambiguity about wilderness and wildness, and what we might do about it." -- Robert Michael
Pyle
, author of The Thunder Tree and The Tangled
Bank

The MIT Press

" The Rediscovery of the Wild is an important and courageous book.
It takes a convincing stand against the many forces that diminish both wilderness and the idea of wilderness and, in doing so, strip-mine the imagination and isolate the human spirit from the sources of its strengths and values. There is a difference, these essays tell us, between the call of the outdoors and the call of the wild -- the redemptive howls of wind and wolves. May we humans listen with our soft ears and lonely hearts." --
Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Wild Comfort

The MIT Press

"The intrepid authors of The Rediscovery of the Wild fight a well-coordinated rear-guard skirmish against what one author perceptively characterizes as a postmodern tendency 'of seeing wildness as a doddering concept on the brink of extinction.' This book is an unapologetic old-school defense of what another author calls 'The Old Rules.' As we enter the brave new 'Anthropocene,' what are we getting in trade for the concept of wild Nature? These essays are a cautionary tale indeed." -- J. Baird Callicott, University
Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North
Texas

The MIT Press

"That which is wild is not out of control, it is just out of our
control, beyond our ability to fully fathom with our thoughts. Yet we are made of this magic. Bereft of contact with wildness, the human mind loses its coherence, and the human heart ceases to beat.
This fine volume opens an array of fresh and ferocious insights into this most vital dimension of the real." -- David Abram, author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly
Cosmology
and The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a
More-Than-Human World

The MIT Press

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