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Woven together as a philosophical and narrative memoir based on a lifetime of interdisciplinary inquiry, Ecology and Experience is a playful, engaging overview of the history of human ecology, showing how the field's philosophy and institutions have changed over time. Offering a wide range of themes and approaches, author Richard J. Borden explores the multiple intersections between human culture and ecology, and extends an open invitation to us, beseeching us to exercise our capacities for ecological insight, deepen the experience of being alive, and enrich our lives completely.

Foreword by Darron Collins, president of the College of the Atlantic
Part I. Transects and Plots
1. The Arc of Life
2. Ecology
3. Experience
4. Human Ecology
5. Education
Part II. Facets of Life
6. Time and Space
7. Death in Life
8. Personal Ecology
9. Context
10. Metaphor and Meaning
Part III. Wider Points of View
11. Kinds of Minds
12. Insight
13. Imagination
14. Keyholes
15. Ecology and Identity
16. The Unfinished Course
Part IV. Coda

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  • Trade Paperback


    April 15, 2014

    North Atlantic

    448 pages

    RRP $39.99

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