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Reinventing Nature?: Responses To Postmodern Deconstruction
edited by Michael E. Soulé and Gary Lease
contributions by Alan Gussow, Albert Borgmann, Gary Paul Nabhan, Kathryn Hayles, David Graber, Donald Worster and Paul Shepard
Island Press, 1995
Cloth: 978-1-55963-310-9 | Paper: 978-1-55963-311-6 | eISBN: 978-1-61091-308-9
Library of Congress Classification GE40.R45 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 304.2

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How much of science is culturally constructed? How much depends on language and metaphor? How do our ideas about nature connect with reality? Can nature be "reinvented" through theme parks and malls, or through restoration?Reinventing Nature? is an interdisciplinary investigation of how perceptions and conceptions of nature affect both the individual experience and society's management of nature. Leading thinkers from a variety of fields -- philosophy, psychology, sociology, public policy, forestry, and others -- address the conflict between perception and reality of nature, each from a different perspective. The editors of the volume provide an insightful introductory chapter that places the book in the context of contemporary debates and a concluding chapter that brings together themes and draws conclusions from the dialogue.In addition to the editors, contributors include Albert Borgmann, David Graber, N. Katherine Hayles, Stephen R. Kellert, Gary P. Nabhan, Paul Shepard, and Donald Worster.
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