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Rediscovery of the Wild

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We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature — a city park, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connecting with wild nature — untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened and nurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much of the need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. T he Rediscovery of the Wild considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it — for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a range of perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our need for the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing; the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work of conservation.

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Synopsis:

andlt;Pandgt;We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature — a city park, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connecting with wild nature — untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened and nurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much of the need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. T andlt;Iandgt;he Rediscovery of the Wildandlt;/Iandgt; considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it — for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a range of perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our need for the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing; the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work of conservation.andlt;/Pandgt;

About the Author

Peter H. Kahn, Jr., is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Human Interaction with Nature and Technological Systems Laboratory at the University of Washington. Kahn and Hasbach are coeditors of Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species (MIT Press, 2012). Patricia H. Hasbach is a licensed clinical psychotherapist in private practice in Eugene, Oregon, and an adjunct faculty member at Lewis and Clark College and Antioch University Seattle. Kahn and Hasbach are coeditors of Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species (MIT Press, 2012).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262518338
Author:
Kahn, Peter H Jr
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Author:
Kahn, Peter H., Jr.
Author:
Peter H. Kahn, Jr.
Author:
Hasbach, Patricia H.
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Rediscovery of the Wild
Publication Date:
20130125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 band#38;w illus.
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature — a city park, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connecting with wild nature — untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened and nurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much of the need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. T andlt;Iandgt;he Rediscovery of the Wildandlt;/Iandgt; considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it — for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a range of perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our need for the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing; the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work of conservation.andlt;/Pandgt;
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