Nature And Madness by Paul ShepardNature And Madness by Paul Shepard

Nature And Madness

byPaul ShepardForeword byC. L. Rawlins

Paperback | April 1, 1998

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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."
PAUL SHEPARD (1925-1996) was Avery Professor of Natural Philosophy and Human Ecology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is the author of twelve books, a number of which are available from the University of Georgia Press.
Title:Nature And MadnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:University of Georgia Press

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ISBN - 10:0820319805

ISBN - 13:9780820319803

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Paul Shepard exposes ambivalence as the cause and mitigator of our environmental problems. Nature and Madness explains how as we appreciate and enjoy the bounty of nature, we also seek to improve, manipulate and alter it. This volume assesses the extent of the problems and offers suggestions on how to change our ways.

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This is an extraordinary book. Buy it, read it, and begin to remember what it means to be a human animal.

- Bloomsbury Review