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.

First Things? Nature and the Sciences

First things? Nature and the sciences

Some images: cows unable to stand, falling onto hard concrete milking yards. Farmers worried for their animals, and for their livelihoods. Government ministers desperate to reassure a doubting public that British beef was safe to consume. Young adult patients, confined to beds, no longer able to voice their suffering, unable to feed themselves or coordinate their limbs. Such images are associated with a major event in the histories and geographies of nature, of food, of agriculture. In Britain, at least, it will be a long time before scientific and government assurances concerning food and medicine safety are taken at face value – from GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food, to MMR (measles, mumps and ...

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