By Helaine Selin

Nature throughout Cultures: perspectives of Nature and the surroundings in Non-Western Cultures comprises approximately 25 essays facing the environmental wisdom and ideology of cultures outdoors of the USA and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean perspectives of nature and the surroundings, between others, the ebook contains essays on Environmentalism and pictures of the opposite, conventional Ecological wisdom, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and panorama, Nature, and tradition. The essays handle the connections among nature and tradition and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. each one essay comprises an in depth bibliography. as the geographic diversity is worldwide, the publication fills a spot in either environmental historical past and in cultural reviews. it's going to discover a position at the bookshelves of complex undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these groups.

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