Bound to the Earth:Creating a Working Partnership of Humanity and Nature

Bound to the Earth:Creating a Working Partnership of Humanity and Nature


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Bound to the Earth explores past and present strategies to create ecological sustainability and provides a model for re-orienting our models of thinking, based on principles of biological ecology, as a prescription for bringing modern society into harmony with nature.

After learning to "think like a tree," the book then looks at some possible future scenarios where pioneering individuals take innovative steps toward ecological thinking and what results these choices may bring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595007356
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Lessons From the Past1
Part IRoots and Branches: Underlying Themes in Nature7
1.Nature at Work9
2.Tugging on Nature's Web21
Part IIHow to Think Like a Tree39
3.Emerald Alchemy from the Sun41
4.Leaves that Fall Only to Rise Again55
5.The Ecology of Making Things67
6.Leaves Never Hide from the Sun77
7.The Wisdom of Motion88
Part IIIFairy Tales of Transition103
8.The Greening of the American Automobile Industry106
9.Growing Food in the City115
10.A New School130
11.Security and Sustainability139
Part IVEnvisioning a Sustainable Society147
12.The Sustainable Future: A Possible Dream152
Selected Bibliography161

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