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Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Gavin Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together esteemed ... More


Notes on “Up at the Basin”

David J. Rothman

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

“Up at the Basin” combines an original poem with an accompanying essay. The poem springs from the author’s memory of being a young ski racer in the 1970s, and the joy of that experience at a very ... More


The Edge of Anomaly

Curt Meine

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter explores the meanings and manifestations of wildness in the context of the Driftless Area of the Upper Midwest. Untouched by the Pleistocene glaciers that scraped across most of northern ... More


The Hummingbird and the Red Cap

Devon G. Peña

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This essay enunciates an indigenous view of land and water ethics in the acequia irrigation communities of the Upper Rio Grande watershed in order to explore the “relationality of wildness.” The ... More


Healing the Urban Wild

Gavin Van Horn

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter explores negative and positive connotations for the term wildness through conversations with crew members from Greencorps Chicago, a program of the City of Chicago that specializes in ... More


Toward an Urban Practice of the Wild

John Tallmadge

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes how the author’s ideas about nature and culture, formed by wilderness adventure, were transformed by moving to Cincinnati and starting a family. As his kids helped him slow ... More


The Akiing Ethic: Seeking Ancestral Wildness beyond Aldo Leopold’s Wilderness

John Hausdoerffer

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0021
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Based on an exploration of the question “what kind of ancestor do you want to be,” this chapter compares Aldo Leopold’s notions of wildness with those of White Earth Land Recovery Project leader ... More


Cultivating the Wild

Vandana Shiva

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter investigates wildness as the generative force of the universe. Vandana Shiva draws parallels between the Hindi word “Shakti” and wildness, with Shakti referring to energy as the ... More


Zoo and Aquarium Conservation: Past, Present, Future

Ben A. Minteer, Jane Maienschein, and James P. Collins

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter provides an editorial introduction to The Ark and Beyond, an interdisciplinary volume exploring the history, ethics, science, and practice of zoo and aquarium conservation. The chapter ... More


The Parallax Zoo

Ben A. Minteer

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The relationship between zoos and the wild is complex and often contradictory. The controlled and curated character of their existence means that zoo animals are not fully “wild,” at least compared ... More


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