This book provides a lively and thoughtful introduction to ecological anthropology by examining the evolving relations between human communities and nature. Written by a noted anthropologist, geographer, and environmental scientist, this work: reviews the evolution of human interactions with the natural world - drawing from anthropology and geography; explores those aspects of human ecological relations that seem to account for the greater connectedness of certain societies to their physical environment; and, offers a vision for improved relations between humans and nature.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 240 x 158 x 19 mm
"The book offers a lively and well-researched introduction to human-environmental problems and ways of analysing them, drawing creatively on a range of scientific approaches ... .A thoughtful and engaging text, which students of environmental anthropology, human geography, and environmental studies will find illuminating." (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, December 2008) "An anthropological reader on social movements is a welcome contribution to a synthesis and analysis of this interest." (The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, June 2008) "The aim [of the book] ... Is to offer a lively overview on a traditional area of anthropological study, an aim which Moran's book no doubt accomplishes." (European Association of Social Anthropologists, 2007) "Moran...provides a primer of the field for beginning students, covering current environmental problems from an anthropological perspective and looking to hunter-gatherers, early farmers, and other ancient and traditional peoples for comparison. Students can learn what they can do to make the world simpler and better. Recommended for libraries serving high school and undergraduate students, and anyone interested in living more wisely." (Choice) "Those among us who would like to better understand the intricate interaction between knowledge on environmental issues and societal reactions will most definitely profit from this little book, which can be whole heartedly recommended." (Environmental Geology) "The major themes of People and Nature provide a menu rich enough to satisfy any beginning student of ecological anthropology." (BioScience) "People and Nature is the first volume published within the series titled Primers in Anthropology. The aim of the series is to offer a lively overview on a traditional area of anthropological study, an aim which Moran's book no doubt accomplishes." (Journal of Social Anthropology)