Nature Across Cultures

Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures

  • Helaine Selin

Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Michael R. Dove, Marina T. Campos, Andrew Salvador Mathews, Laura J. Meitzner Yoder, Anne Rademacher, Suk Bae Rhee et al.
    Pages 19-46
  3. Richard W. Stoffle, Rebecca Toupal, Nieves Zedeño
    Pages 97-114
  4. Susan M. Darlington
    Pages 129-145
  5. D. P. Chattopadhyaya
    Pages 147-159
  6. John A. Tucker
    Pages 161-183
  7. William Balée
    Pages 277-288
  8. Leslie E. Sponsel, Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel
    Pages 351-371
  9. John Berthrong
    Pages 373-392
  10. James Miller
    Pages 393-409
  11. Harold Coward
    Pages 411-419
  12. Parvez Manzoor
    Pages 421-432
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 457-482

About this book


Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.


Cultural Studies Energie Europe ecology environment non-western cultures

Editors and affiliations

  • Helaine Selin
    • 1
  1. 1.Hampshire CollegeAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6271-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0149-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2145
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