The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter by Cheryll Glotfelty, Eve Quesnel

By Cheryll Glotfelty, Eve Quesnel

Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the locations the place we are living in ecological phrases and to harmonize human actions with the usual structures that maintain existence. As one of many originators of the concept that of bioregionalism, Peter Berg (1937-2011) is a founding determine of up to date environmental thought.

The Biosphere and the Bioregion: crucial Writings of Peter Berg introduces readers to the biospheric imaginative and prescient and post-environmental genius of Berg. From books and essays to released interviews, this option of writings represents Berg's bioregional imaginative and prescient and its international, neighborhood, city, and rural applications.

The Biosphere and the Bioregion provides a hugely obtainable advent to bioregional philosophy, making Berg's paradigm on hand as a guiding imaginative and prescient and useful "greenprint" for the twenty-first century.

This worthy compilation lays the basis for destiny examine by way of supplying the first-ever entire bibliography of Berg's courses and may be of curiosity to scholars and students within the interdisciplinary fields of environmental humanities, surroundings and sustainability stories, in addition to political ecology, environmental sociology and anthropology.

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If reinhabitation is a process, bioregion is a concept that posits places as alive, each place a complex ecological web. As Berg explains, bioregions are “unique life-places with their own soils and climates, native plants and animals, and many other distinct natural characteristics. Each characteristic affects the others and is affected by them as in any other living system or body. And bioregions are all different from each other: not just ‘mountains’ but Appalachian Mountains or Rockies; not just ‘river valley’ but Hudson or Sacramento” (“Watershed-scaled” 5).

Zuckerman’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Orion, Sierra, Whole Earth, and The Nation. He is coauthor and coeditor of Salmon Nation: People, Fish and Our Common Home. INTRODUCTION Cheryll Glotfelty Peter Berg tells a story: Two guys are sitting in a bar. A TV news story shows a chunk of Antarctica floating away that is the size of Delaware. ” His friend says, “Well, everything we do seems to point to doing more of this. ” This book introduces readers to Peter Berg, a precocious post-environmentalist who bridged the gap between knowing how bad things are and doing something about it.

Poetics of Wilderness Proceedings. Wilderness Issues Lecture Series 2001. Ed. Roger Dunsmore. Missoula: University of Montana, 2001. 166–173. Web. Introduction 11 ———. ” Unpublished manuscript. No date. ———. 1 (Jan. 1987): 5–10. Print. Berg, Peter, and Judy Goldhaft. ” Environmental Activists. Ed. John Mongillo and Bibi Booth. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 16–20. Print. ” 11 March 2012. Planet Drum Foundation Blogs. Planet Drum Foundation, 2012. Web. 15 June 2013. Dasmann, Raymond F. The Conservation Alternative.

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