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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.

Environmental Policies and Sustainabilities
Environmental policies and sustainabilities

Previous chapters have tended to foreground openness. I have been arguing that we need to keep open or even open up spaces for nature. There's an otherness, there are differences in the making, that we ignore at our, and their, peril. From biosecurity to companion species, there is a dance or ontological choreography that discloses worlds that are more than human. Such a call for openness is of course made partly on account of the long history of closed practice and thinking when it comes to nature. As a matter to tame, control, eradicate, bind, secure – nature has largely been left for dead. My argument in this book has been different. Spaces for nature are not pre-existing ...

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