Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story

Front Cover
Counterpoint, 1998 - Nature - 338 pages
4 Reviews
One day while studying population maps with a colleague at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Nabhan recognized a surprising correlation between upheavals in human communities and the incidence of endangered species. Where massive in-migrations and exoduses were taking place, more plants and animals had become endangered. Locations with stable human populations sustained native wildlife more easily over the long term. This revelation prompted Nabhan to spend the next three years studying relationships among cultural diversity, community stability, and conservation of biological diversity in natural habitats. He concentrated on "cultures of habitat, " human communities with long histories of interacting with one particular kind of terrain and its wildlife. Here the author of The Desert Smells Like Rain has combined the eye of an ethnobiologist with chronicles from "the Far Outside, " that realm in which diverse natural habitats and indigenous cultures coexist. The result is a mosaic of essays that celebrates th vital connections between soul and space.

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

Still reading between many books. Wonderful insights and connections concerning food and culture especially in the Southwest and indigenous cultures. Read full review

Review: Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

The idea of cultures, primarily less industrial ones, adapting to the habitats they develop in, seems obvious, but Nabhan really presents it in an intelligent way, and shows how environmental destruction harms native cultures as surely as it wrecks non-human species. Read full review

Related books

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

Cultures of Habitat
Finding Ourselves in the Far Outside. The world in which the kestrel moves, the world that it sees, is, and will always be, entirely beyond us. ... books/ first/ n/ nabhan-habitat.html

JSTOR: Don't Forget the People
Don't Forget the People Cultures of Habitat: on Nature, Culture, and Story. Nabhan, gp 1997. Counterpoint, Washington, dc 338 pp. $25.00. ... sici?sici=0888-8892(199902)13%3A1%3C217%3ADFTP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-V

ethnoecology. Environmental Studies 148. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:40-10:50. Fletcher 106. Instructor: Paul Faulstich. Office: Broad 214, ext. 18818 ... ~pfaulsti/ courses_taught/ EthnoEcology.htm

Landscapes of Power and Identity
17) Gary Paul Nabhan, Cultures of Habitat. On Nature, Culture, and Story (Washington, dc, Counterpoint, 1997) p. 157. 18) The o'odham or Pima represent ... dspace/ bitstream/ 1928/ 467/ 17/ Dspace+Chapter+6.+Notes.doc

Out of the Woods (Rough Draft column) - Achenblog
Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story, 1997. Posted by: richf | June 2, 2005 12:49 PM. Love your writing. This column doesn't cheat us with an ... achenblog/ 2005/ 06/ out_of_the_woods_rough_draft_c.html

Center for Land & People , Wild Wisdom: Conversation with Gary ...
State -, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Caribbean, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho ... tier3_cdl.cfm?content_item_id=1221& folder_id=831

Cultures of Habitat
Nabhan, Gary Paul: Cultures of Habitat. On Nature, Culture, and Story Élőhely - kultúrák. A természettől, a kultúráról és a történetről ... konyvtar/ szemle/ 358.htm

Ancient Order of Druids in America
Articles. Wild-crafting the Modern Druid. ©2003 by Gordon Cooper. All rights reserved. I have come by the green and winding road ... articles/ craft.htm

Finding Ourselves in the Far Outside - Pacific School of Herbal ...
The Pacific School of Herbal Medicine website provides information and a comprehensive over-view of the school, its teachers, and its classes far_outside.shtml

Protected Areas, Indigenous Peoples, and The Western Idea of Nature
E. COLOGICAL. R. ESTORATION. 21:4. n. D. ECEMBER. 2003. 247. Ecological Restoration, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2003. ISSN 1522-4740 E-ISSN 1543-4079 ... cgi/ reprint/ 21/ 4/ 247.pdf

About the author (1998)

He is a prize-winning author & naturalist, lives in Tucson, where he is director of conservation biology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & cofounder of Native Seeds/Search.

Bibliographic information