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.
Contents Foreword by Darron Collins, president of the College of the Atlantic Preface 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