Posts Tagged ‘ ecology ’

This Is Life After Nature

HOMELESSNESS WITHOUT LEAVING HOME: The Australian droughts of the early 2000s inspired scholars to coin the term solastalgia to describe the distress of a changing environment.Wikimedia

Solastalgia is the definitive disease of the 21st century but only a few even know its name. The symptoms include an underlying sense…

Source: This Is Life After Nature

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Biodiversity moves beyond counting species : Nature News & Comment

Common species such as this guineafowl pufferfish (Arothron meleagris) may have important functions in their ecosystems.

Ecologists are increasingly looking at how richness of traits — rather than number of species — helps set the health of ecosystems.

Source: Biodiversity moves beyond counting species : Nature News & Comment

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: You Can Pre-Order Humankind

You Can Pre-Order Humankind

If you’re in the USA, the UK or elsewhere I think you can do it on Amazon. I haven’t looked at other places yet.

Look at the nice blurb (that’s what the description is in fact called; an endorsement is in fact traditionally a puff!):

A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans

What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed Object-Oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. It is in our relationship with non-humans that we decided the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with non-human beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first and crucial step to reclaim the upper scales of ecological coexistence, not to let Monsanto and cryogenically suspended billionaires to define them and own them.

Source: ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: You Can Pre-Order Humankind

Think Like a Mountain—Aldo Leopold’s Path to Conservationism

Aldo Leopold on a trip to the Rio Gavilan, ca. 1936. Photo: U.S. Forest Service

Think Like a Mountain—Aldo Leopold’s Path to Conservationism.

Ecopoetic resurgence: Feral/interdisciplinary/bioregional | Jacket2

Ecopoetic resurgence: Feral/interdisciplinary/bioregional | Jacket2.

White Wolf : Li Weiyi – Woman who runs with wolves (Photos – Video)

White Wolf : Li Weiyi – Woman who runs with wolves (Photos – Video).

Marvin Gaye – God is Love / Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)