Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values

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Columbia University Press, 1974 - Science - 260 pages
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What are the links between environment and world view? Topophilia, the affective bond between people and place, is the primary theme of this book that examines environmental perceptions and values at different levels: the species, the group, and the individual.

Yi-Fu Tuan holds culture and environment and topophilia and environment as distinct in order to show how they mutually contribute to the formation of values. Topophilia examines the search for environment in the city, suburb, countryside, and wilderness from a dialectical perspective, distinguishes different types of environmental experience, and describes their character.

  

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER THREE
13
CHAPTER FOUR
30
CHAPTER FIVE
45
CHAPTER
59
CHAPTER SEVEN
75
CHAPTER EIGHT
92
CHAPTER NINE
113
Environment and Elysium Environments of persistent appeal
120
Chinese environment and topophilia
126
CHAPTER ELEVEN
150
CHAPTER TWELVE
173
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
192
CHAPTER FOUTEEN
225
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
245
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Yi-Fu Tuan is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin.

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