Bringing the Biosphere Home: Learning to Perceive Global Environmental Change

Front Cover
MIT Press, 2002 - Nature - 244 pages
0 Reviews
This book shows how to make global environmental problems more tangible, so that they become an integral part of everyday awareness. At its core is a simple assumption: that the best way to learn to perceive the biosphere is to pay close attention to our immediate surroundings. Through local natural history observations, imagination and memory, and spiritual contemplation, we develop a place-based environmental view that can be expanded to encompass the biosphere.

Interweaving global change science, personal narrative, and commentary on a wide range of scientific and literary works, the book explores both the ecological and existential aspects of urgent issues such as the loss of biodiversity and global climate change. Written in a warm, engaging style, Bringing the Biosphere Home considers the perceptual connections between the local and global, how the ecological news of the community is of interest to the world, and how the global movement of people, species, and weather systems affects the local community. It shows how global environmental change can become the province of numerous educational initiatives—from the classroom to the Internet, from community forums to international conferences, from the backyard to the biosphere. It explains important scientific concepts in clear, nontechnical language and provides dozens of ideas for learning how to practice biospheric perception.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Contents

The Perceptual Challenge of Global Environmental Change
1
The Experience of Globality
19
Keeping Global Change in Mind
43
A PlaceBased Perceptual Ecology
73
Interpreting the Biosphere
105
The Internet the Interstate and the Biosphere
137
PlaceBased Transience
163
A Biospheric Curriculum
191
Notes
219
Bibliography
233
Index
241
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

Journal of Environmental Psychology : Bringing the biosphere home ...
Bringing the biosphere home—learning to perceive global environmental change. M. Thomashow (Ed.); The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 244 pp. ISBN 0-262-20137-2 ...
linkinghub.elsevier.com/ retrieve/ pii/ S0272494403000197

Bringing the Biosphere Home - The MIT Press
A guide for understanding the ecological and existential aspects of global environmental change
mitpress.mit.edu/ catalog/ item/ default.asp?tid=8514& ttype=2

Bringing The Biosphere Home: Learning To Perceive Global ...
Bringing The Biosphere Home: Learning To Perceive Global Environmental Change - Books of Note from Environment in Array provided free by looksmart Find ...
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_m1076/ is_9_44/ ai_93917175?lstpn=article_results& lstpc=search& lstpr=external& lstprs=ot...

ebscohost Connection: Bringing the Biosphere Home: Learning to ...
Southeastern Naturalist: Reviews the book "Bringing the Biosphere Home: Learning to Perceive Global Environmental Change," by Mitchell Thomashow.
connection.ebscohost.com/ content/ article/ 1034249257.html;jsessionid=C0ADB22E5746D5489557089BEF35A5E1.ehctc1

Bringing the Biosphere Home.
Click on any of the links below to perform a new search. ERIC #: EJ661572. Title: Bringing the Biosphere Home. Authors: Thomashow, Mitchell ...
eric.ed.gov/ ERICWebPortal/ custom/ portlets/ recordDetails/ detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true& _& ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ66...

Acadia Partners Blog » Blog Archive » Teaching Perception of ...
Life has been around on Earth for about 3 billion years. At the outset, it was a pretty simple affair — single celled organisms without a nucleus. ...
www.acadiapartners.org/ wordpress/ ?p=33

Bringing the Biosphere Home - Boek - BESLIST.nl
Bekijk en vergelijk informatie, beoordelingen, vragen & antwoorden en de beste winkels voor 'Bringing the Biosphere Home' op BESLIST.nl ▪ Boeken Engels ...
boeken_engels.beslist.nl/ boeken_engels/ d0000606164/ Bringing_the_Biosphere_Home.html

BRINGING THE BIOSPHERE HOME: LEARNING TO PERCEIVE GLOBAL ...
Bringing the Biosphere Home: Learning to Perceive Global Environmental Change. Mitchell Thomashow. ISBN: 0262201372. Enviar link deste livro para email ...
mitchell-thomashow.comprar-livro.com.br/ livros/ 1026220137/

INDEX TO TITLES AND AUTHORS/EDITORS OF BOOKS REVIEWED
265. INDEX TO TITLES AND AUTHORS/EDITORS OF BOOKS REVIEWED. Entries are by title and author/editor. Adaptive Dynamics of Infectious Diseases: In ...
www.journals.uchicago.edu/ cgi-bin/ resolve?id=doi:10.1086/ 374956

CE3530: Christian Education in relation to Creation Mary Hess ...
CE3530: Christian Education in relation to Creation. Mary Hess / GH107 / 651.641.3232 / mhess@luthersem.edu /. www.luthersem.edu/mhess ...
www.luthersem.edu/ mhess/ ce3530/ ce3530.pdf

About the author (2002)

Mitchell Thomashow is the Chairperson of the Department of Environmental Studies at AntiochNew England Graduate School.

Bibliographic information