Human Ecology

Human ecology is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of the relationship between humans and their natural, social, and built environments. The philosophy and study of human ecology has a diffuse history with advancements in ecology, geography, sociology, psychology, anthropology, zoology, epidemiology, public health, and home economics, among others.

Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century (World Social Change)
Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Practice of the Wild
The Dream of the Earth
Human Ecology: How Nature and Culture Shape Our World
The Future Is Degrowth: A Guide to a World Beyond Capitalism
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
On New Terrain: How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Wanted! Mountain Cedars: Dead and Alive
Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change and Pandemics
Losing Earth: A Recent History

It took me more than a decade to work my way through the landscape. I owe my liberation from it to the work of geographer David Lowenthal and social critic Marshall McLuhan. Their writing convinced me that the world-as-picture was, on one hand, geared to the superficiality of taste and, on the other, an outcome of a Renaissance mathematical perspective that tended to separate rather than join. Walter Ong's essay "The World as View and the World as Event" convinced me that this distinction betwee ...more
Paul Shepard

Frank Fraser Darling
The bald unpalatable fact is emphasized that the Highlands and Islands are largely a devastated terrain, and that any policy which ignores this fact cannot hope to achieve rehabilitation.
Frank Fraser Darling, West Highland Survey: An Essay in Human Ecology

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