Nature and Culture: Rebuilding Lost Connections PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Sarah Pilgrim

Nature and Culture: Rebuilding Lost Connections

Publication date: May 2012
ISBN: 9781136532016
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There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control nature. This book goes beyond divisive definitions and investigates the bridges linking biological and cultural diversity. The authors explore the common drivers of loss, and argue that policy responses should target both forms of diversity in a novel integrative approach to conservation, thus reducing the gap between science, policy and practice. While conserving nature alongside human cultures presents unique challenges, this book forcefully shows that any hope for saving biological diversity is predicated on a concomitant effort to appreciate and protect cultural diversity. Contributors include: Helen Newing, University of Kent, UK Jonathon Loh, Zoological Society of London, David Harmon, The George Wright Society Ellen Woodley, The Heron Group Bill Adams, University of Cambridge, UK Tirso Gonzales, University of British Columbia, Canada Maria Gonzalez David J. Rapport, Ecohealth Consulting, British Columbia Luisa Maffi, Terralingua, BC, Canada Martina Tyrrell Garry Marvin, Roehampton University, UK Patricia Howard, University of Kent, UK Eugene N Anderson, University of California, USA James Robson & Fikret Berkes, University of Manitoba, Canada Glenn Albrecht, Murdoch University, Australia Colin Samson, University of Essex, UK
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