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Nature and Madness - Paul Shepard

Nature and Madness

By: Paul Shepard, C.L. Rawlins (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9780820319803
Number Of Pages: 200

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Through much of history our relationship with the earth has been plagued by ambivalence—we not only enjoy and appreciate the forces and manifestations of nature, we seek to plunder, alter, and control them. Here Paul Shepard uncovers the cultural roots of our ecological crisis and proposes ways to repair broken bonds with the earth, our past, and nature. Ultimately encouraging, he notes, "There is a secret person undamaged in every individual. We have not lost, and cannot lose, the genuine impulse."

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"[Shepard] demands of ecology nothing less than a shift in our whole frame of reference and our attitudes toward life itself."--"New York Times Book Review" "[In] Shepard's texts, we can once again take a deep breath and remember that life is holy and a wildness of spirit is not only something to be retrieved and honored but the very essence of our humanity."--Terry Tempest Williams "Much of what we value in contemporary thought about 'nature and culture' grew up in the seedbed of Shepard's thinking. His writing about child development, physical and cultural anthropology, animal behavior, art and mythology, the history of agriculture, and other subjects is endlessly fascinating."--Barry Lopez "This is an extraordinary book. Buy it, read it, and begin to remember what it means to be a human animal."--"Bloomsbury Review" This is an extraordinary book. Buy it, read it, and begin to remember what it means to be a human animal.--"Bloomsbury Review" [In] Shepard's texts, we can once again take a deep breath and remember that life is holy and a wildness of spirit is not only something to be retrieved and honored but the very essence of our humanity.--Terry Tempest Williams Much of what we value in contemporary thought about 'nature and culture' grew up in the seedbed of Shepard's thinking. His writing about child development, physical and cultural anthropology, animal behavior, art and mythology, the history of agriculture, and other subjects is endlessly fascinating.--Barry Lopez [Shepard] demands of ecology nothing less than a shift in our whole frame of reference and our attitudes toward life itself.--"New York Times Book Review"

ISBN: 9780820319803
ISBN-10: 0820319805
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.47  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31