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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.

Introduction to Part Nine: Making Nature Productive: Stories of Farmed and Wild Salmon, Cows’ Choice, Good Bugs, Earthworms and Gardening
Introduction to Part Nine: Making Nature Productive: Stories of Farmed and Wild Salmon, Cows' Choice, Good Bugs, Earthworms and Gardening
Mara Miele

In ‘The Veil of Isis’ the French philosopher Pierre Hadot tells the story of Heraclitus and traces the origin of the Latin term natura from the ancient Greek word physis (Hadot, 2006). While physis has many meanings and it encompasses a wider range of activities, Hadot argues that two key processes are central to the term natura (from which the contemporary term nature is originated): the process of growth (birth, development and death) and the effects or the production of that growth (the mature ...

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