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Riassunto: Robert Thayer brings the concepts and promises of the growing bioregional movement to a wide audience in a book that passionately urges us to discover "where we are" as an antidote to our rootless, stressful modern lives. LifePlace is a provocative meditation on bioregionalism and what it means to live, work, eat, and play in relation to naturally, rather than politically, defined areas. In it, Thayer gives a richly textured portrait of his own home, the Putah-Cache watershed in California's Sacramento Valley, demonstrating how bioregionalism can be practiced in everyday life. Written in a lively anecdotal style and expressing a profound love of place, this book is a guide to the personal rewards and the social benefits of reinhabiting the natural world on a local scale.
In LifePlace, Thayer shares what he has learned over the course of thirty years about the Sacramento Valley's geography, minerals, flora, and fauna; its relation to fire, agriculture, and water; and its indigenous peoples, farmers, and artists. He shows how the spirit of bioregionalism springs from learning the history of a place, from participating in its local economy, from living in housing designed in the context of the region. He asks: How can we instill a love of place and knowledge of the local into our education system? How can the economy become more responsive to the ecology of region? This valuable book is also a window onto current writing on bioregionalism, introducing the ideas of its most notable proponents in accessible and highly engaging prose.
At the same time that it gives an entirely new appreciation of California's Central Valley, LifePlace shows how we can move toward a new way of being, thinking, and acting in the world that can lead to a sustainable, harmonious, and more satisfying future.
From the Inside Flap:
"A superb blend of thoughtful analysis and delightfully readable prose, LifePlace is both a major contribution to bioregional literature and an excellent guide to sustainable practice."—Daniel Kemmis, author of This Sovereign Land: A New Vision for Governing the West
"LifePlace offers an inspired approach for creating an alternative, more secure future than presently faces us. Thayer's arguments are convincing; his optimism and sense of wonder are contagious. As we finish the book, we are changed by it, and its influence lingers like a time-release capsule. LifePlace is a profound contribution to landscape architecture literature and beyond."—Joan Woodward, author of Waterstained Landscapes: Seeing and Shaping Regionally Distinctive Places
Titolo: LifePlace: Bioregional Thought and Practice
Casa editrice: University of California Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP72929715
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Paperback The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Codice libro della libreria P-04-0689
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0520236289
Descrizione libro University of California Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fair. 0520236289 Normal ex-library markings, sticker. Part of the title page is cut out. Codice libro della libreria SKU1004727
Descrizione libro University of California Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0520236289 Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental materials such as CD's, info-trac etc. Codice libro della libreria Z0520236289Z3
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97805202362884.0
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria 14190223
Descrizione libro University of California Press 2003-04-22, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: good. 1. 0520236289. Codice libro della libreria 592540
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0520236289
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0520236289