Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World by Stephen R. Kellert
Human health and well-being are closely related to nature; our connection to the natural world is part of our biological heritage. In this fascinating book, a pioneer in the field…
Human health and well-being are closely related to nature; our connection to the natural world is part of our biological heritage. In this fascinating book, a pioneer in the field of biophilia - the study of the inherent attraction of man to nature - first determines the full account of the strong influence of nature on the quality of our lives.
Stephen Kellert emphasizes that our ability to think, feel, communicate, create, and create meaning in all life depends on our relationship to nature. However, our growing isolation and isolation from the natural world reflects the seriousness with which we have played down the importance of its important role in our lives.
Scientific essays are woven together with personal experiences and perspectives.
Kellert explores how our humanity in the fundamental sense - including our physical health, our abilities of love, dislike, thought, control, beauty, exploitation, spirituality - Communication significantly on the quality of our communications in the natural world. Because of this dependence, human species have evolved over the course of their development an inherent need to join nature. But, like so much to be human, this instinct must be learned to become fully functional. In other words, it is an acquired right that must be earned.
Discusses how we can restore this balance to nature through changes in how children are raised, educate ourselves, use land and resources, develop construction and design society, practice our ethics, and conduct our daily lives. Kellert's influential book provides what is needed now: a new understanding of the extent to which our humanity depends on being part of the natural world.
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