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Author Washington, Haydn G., 1955-

Title Human dependence on nature : how to help solve the environmental crisis / Haydn Washington
Published London ; New York : Routledge/Earthscan, 2013


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Description xvi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Earthscan from Routledge
Earthscan from Routledge
Contents Energy is Life -- The Great Cycles -- Ecosystem Services : Essential but Overlooked -- Collapse -- Psychological and Spiritual Dependence on Nature -- The Great Divide : Anthropocentrism vs. Ecocentrism -- Dealing with Denial -- Do We Have a Problem? -- Solutions to Keep Our Roots in the Earth -- Conclusion: Regrowing our Roots in the Earth
Summary Humanity is dependent on Nature to survive, yet our society largely acts as if this is not the case. The energy that powers our very cells, the nutrients that make up our bodies, the ecosystem services that clean our water and air; these are all provided by the Nature from which we have evolved and of which we are a part. This book examines why we deny or ignore this dependence and what we can do differently to help solve the environmental crisis. This book provides an excellent overview of humanity's relationship with Nature. The book looks at energy flow, nutrient cycling, ecosystem services, ecosystem collapse as well as exploring our psychological and spiritual dependency on nature. It also examines anthropocentrism and denial as causes of our unwillingness to respect our inherent dependence on the natural environment. The book concludes by bringing these issues together and providing a framework for solutions to the environmental crisis
Analysis Australian
Notes "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Dependency (Psychology)
Environmental protection.
Environmental responsibility.
Dependency (Psychology) -- Social aspects.
Human ecology.
Environmental degradation.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
LC no. 2012015737
ISBN 9780415632577 (hbk.)
9780415632584 (paperback)
Other Titles How to help solve the environmental crisis