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Author Abram, David, 1957-

Title Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology / David Abram.

Imprint New York : Pantheon Books, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    301.01 ABR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 313, [2] p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]).
Summary A startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature. As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we've inured ourselves to the wild intelligence of our flesh, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. This book subverts that distance, drawing readers ever deeper into their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the body and the breathing Earth. Abram shows that from the awakened perspective of the human animal, awareness (or mind) is not an exclusive possession of our species but a lucid quality of the biosphere itself--a quality in which we, along with the oaks and the spiders, steadily participate.--From publisher description.
Subject Anthropology -- Philosophy.
Human beings -- Animal nature.
Human ecology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
ISBN 9780375421716

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