Back to the Garden : Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to the Present EPUB
In this important melding of cultural and ecological histories, James H. S. McGregor suggests that the environmental crisis the world faces today is a result of Western society's abandonment of the "First Nature" principle--of the harmonious interrelationship of human communities and the natural world. The author demonstrates how this relationship, which persisted for millennia, effectively came to an end in the late eighteenth century, when "nature" came to be equated with untamed landscape devoid of human intervention. McGregor's essential work offers a new understanding of environmental accountability while proposing that recovering the original vision of ourselves, not as antagonists of nature but as cultivators of a biological world to which we innately belong, is possible through proven techniques of the past.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 10/02/2015
- Category: Environmentalist thought & ideology
- ISBN: 9780300210620