Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision

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University of Georgia Press, 2000 - Nature - 216 pages
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Imagine a world structured around ecological and cultural diversity, rather than national and political parameters. In response to present and impending ecological and economic crises, Kirkpatrick Sale offers a definitive introduction to the unique concept of bioregionalism, an alternative way of organizing society to create smaller scale, more ecologically sound, individually responsive communities with renewable economies and cultures. He emphasizes, among many other factors, the concept of regionalism through natural population division, settlement near and stewardship of watershed areas, and the importance of communal ownership of and responsibility for the land. Dwellers in the Land focuses on the realistic development of these bioregionally focused communities and the places where they are established to create a society that is both ecologically sustainable and satisfying to its inhabitants.
  

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This book sets forth the basic principles of bioregionalism, a concept that defines areas of the earth naturally, by typography and biota, rather than by human dictates. Bioregionalism, Sale asserts ... Read full review

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This is kind of dated at this point but it's still one of the few books discussing the issue of scale. Read full review

Contents

Gaea
3
THE BIOREGIONAL PARADIGM
39
THE BIOREGIONAL PROJECT
133
THE BIOREGIONAL IMPERATIVE
181
Bibliography and notes
193
Index
208
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Kirkpatrick Sale is a writer and lecturer whose books include SDS; Human Scale; and The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy. His articles have appeared in the New York Review of Books, Newsweek, the Nation, Mother Jones, Utne Reader, Rain, Harper's, and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York.

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