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The Resource Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology, David Abram

Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology, David Abram

Label
Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology
Title
Becoming animal
Title remainder
an earthly cosmology
Statement of responsibility
David Abram
Title variation
Becoming animal: an earthly cosmology
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is an 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 have 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. The author 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
Summary
The award-winning author of <i>The Spell of the Sensuous</i> presents a cautionary assessment of human involvement in the natural world that celebrates nature's sensuous qualities while revealing how consciousness is a ubiquitous part of the biosphere
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
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360346
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1957-
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Abram, David
Dewey number
301.01
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Anthropology
  • Human beings
  • Biosphere
  • Human ecology
  • Cosmology
  • Perception
  • Nature
Target audience
adult
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an essay on wonder
Label
Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology, David Abram
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010. Reprinted in paperback, September 2011
Contents
  • The speech of things
  • The discourse of the birds
  • Sleight-of-hand
  • Shapeshifting
  • The real in its wonder
  • At the heart of the heart of the world
  • Between the body and the breathing Earth
  • Shadow
  • House
  • Wood and stone
  • Reciprocity
  • Depth
  • Mind
  • Mood
Control code
ocn699764948
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books pbk. ed.
Extent
315, [1] p.
Isbn
9780375713699
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)699764948
Label
Becoming animal : an earthly cosmology, David Abram
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010. Reprinted in paperback, September 2011
Contents
  • The speech of things
  • The discourse of the birds
  • Sleight-of-hand
  • Shapeshifting
  • The real in its wonder
  • At the heart of the heart of the world
  • Between the body and the breathing Earth
  • Shadow
  • House
  • Wood and stone
  • Reciprocity
  • Depth
  • Mind
  • Mood
Control code
ocn699764948
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books pbk. ed.
Extent
315, [1] p.
Isbn
9780375713699
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)699764948

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