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The Human Relationship with Nature Development and Culture by Peter H., Jr. Kahn

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Anthropology,
  • Cognition & cognitive psychology,
  • Human ecology,
  • Environmental Psychology,
  • Moral Education,
  • Science,
  • Psychology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Developmental - General,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Social Psychology,
  • Science / Environmental Science,
  • Aims & Objectives

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9336712M
ISBN 100262611708
ISBN 109780262611701

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Are there universal features in the human relationship with nature? Kahn's empirical and theoretical findings draw on current work in psychology, biology, environmental behavior, education, policy, and moral development. This scholarly yet accessible book will be of value to practitioners in the social science and environmental fields, as well Price: $   "This book is striking in its originality. It aims at a very ambitious goal: the development of an ethical theory that encompasses the domains of human relationships, nonhuman animals, and the rest of nature, including the built by: Urgent environmental problems call for vigorous research and theory on how humans develop a relationship with nature. In a series of original research projects, Peter Kahn answers this call. For the past eight years, Kahn has studied children, young adults, and parents in diverse geographical locations, ranging from an economically impoverished black community in Houston to a remote village in. at human/nature relationship. The discussion will start in following section through a look at the background of human/nature relationship to elucidate the history of this relationship. Then the paper will shed light on the reason of human’s alienation with nature, and discusses the attempts for reconciliation between human and nature. The.

He also believed that rejecting human relationships, abandoning his materialistic ways, and purchasing a book about wildlife would strengthen his relationship with nature. However, after spending several months enduring the extreme conditions of the Alaskan wilderness, McCandless’ beliefs begin to . Human’s relationship with nature is a very complex system. There are ways that humans love nature but some ways they despise nature. But overall, humans tend to defend nature and its beauty, tend to find refuge in nature, and explore what nature has to offer. Humans adore nature, even more, the natural world is needed for survival. Relationship between human and nature When man and nature meets, the question is what kind of relationship do they have. The relationship between human and nature can be described in different ways; it can be beautiful, cruel or at times puzzling. Human responds to nature in different ways. Based on their surrounding, humans can simply accept nature, deal with their situation. Our relationship with nature has historically been one of imbalance and overuse. Nearly every step in human history has unfortunately been accompanied with a leap in environmental degradation. At first, humans were incredibly in-tune with their surroundings.

Urgent environmental problems call for vigorous research and theory on how humans develop a relationship with nature. For eight years, Peter Kahn studied children, young adults, and parents in diverse geographical locations, ranging from an economically impoverished black community in Houston to a remote village in the Brazilian Amazon. The COVID pandemic is transforming human relationships with nature at multiple levels and across a wide range of contexts. New knowledge is needed to understand the impacts of the global pandemic, given its broad spatial and temporal extents and the social distancing measures used to contain it. On a broad level, people across the world have noted that the pandemic may have resulted in. This book is striking in its originality. It aims at a very ambitious goal: the development of an ethical theory that encompasses the domains of human relationships, nonhuman animals, and the rest of nature, including the built environment. Remarkably, it succeeds in .   The link between humans and nature - the interconnected, essential and communal relationship - could not be clearer. Scientific research confirms that we need to be in nature – to experience it as part of our lives – in order to maintain perspective .