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Geographies of Nature introduces readers to conventional understandings of nature, while examining alternative accounts – from different disciplines - where nature resists easy classification. Accessibly written, organized in 10 chapters in two sections, Geographies of Nature demonstrates how recent thinking has urgent relevance and impact on the ways in which we approach environmental problems. The text: makes concepts accessible and applicable to readers’ own experience with the extensive use of case studies uses text boxes to introduce readers to debates and ideas in ways that make them more easily understood grounds the reader and proceeds to the explanation of more complex arguments progressively Geographies of Nature presents a new kind of environmental analysis, one that refuses to view nature as wholly separate to the human and nonhuman practices through which it is made and remade.

How and Why Geographies of Nature Matter?
How and why geographies of nature matter?

Part I started with a fenced-off woodland in Manchester. There was and is something of an ambivalence in terms of my response to that woodland. On the one hand, I hate to see it placed off limits, but on the other hand it is still there, much as it was when I was a child, partly as a result of the fence which has done its job of keeping some people out. Even so, perhaps we should take the fence down and open it up to people, hoping that this show of trust would produce a sense of responsibility, stewardship and care. This would result in the woodland being practised in different ...

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