People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations

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9781405105729: People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations

This book provides a lively and thoughtful introduction to ecological anthropology by examining the evolving relations between human communities and nature.


  • Written by a noted anthropologist, geographer, and environmental scientist.
  • Reviews the evolution of human interactions with the natural world---drawing from anthropology and geography.
  • Explores those aspects of human ecological relations that seem to account for the greater connectedness of certain societies to their physical environment.
  • Offers a vision for improved relations between humans and nature.

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Evidence of climate change, loss of biological diversity, tropical deforestation, and an impending crisis in potable water prompt the question: how have we created a situation where our planet—our very future—is at risk? In People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations, noted environmental scientist Emilio Moran provides a lively introduction to ecological anthropology, environmental geography, and human ecology. He examines the evolving relations between human communities and nature, and, by thoughtful analysis, offers a vision of what we must do to have a future worth living.

About the Author:

Emilio F. Moran is Rudy Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University and also Professor of Environmental Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Geography, and Director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change.

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