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Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture and Story

By: Gary Paul Nabhan

338 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Apr 2011 | #98869 | ISBN-13: 9781887178969
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #98762 | ISBN: 1887178473
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About this book

Examines relationships among cultural diversity, community stability, and conservation of biological diversity in natural habitats.


Prologue: Cultures of Habitat; Finding Ourselves in the Far Outside; Pledging Allegiance to All Sorts of Diversity; Missing the Boat: Why Cultural Diversity Didnt Make It onto the Ark; Sierra Madre Upshot: Ecological and Agricultural Health; Children in Touch, Creatures in Story; Making Places Close to Home Where the Soul Can Fly; Growing Up Othered: An Arab-American Childhood; Behind the Zipper: Discovering the Diversity around Us; Finding the Wild Thread: The Evolution of a Naturalist; Hummingbirds and Human Aggression; Searching for Lost Places; Cultural Parallax: The Wilderness Concept in Crisis; When the Spring of Animal Dreams Runs Dry; Killer, Fire, and the Aboriginal Way; Diabetes, Diet, and Native American Foraging Traditions; Let Us Now Praise Native Crops: An American Cornucopia; Harvest Time: Agricultural Change on the Northern Plains; Tequila Hangovers and the Mescal Monoculture Blues; Hornworms Home Ground: Conserving Interactions; The Parable of the Poppy and the Bee; The Pollinator and the Predator: Conservation That Zoos Cant Do; Why Chiles Are Hot: Seed Dispersal and Plant Survival; Where Creatures and Cultures Know No Boundaries; Showdown in the Rain Forest; Epilogue: Restorying the Sonorous Landscape.

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