LifePlace: bioregional thought and practice. [Robert L Thayer] — Robert Thayer brings the concepts and promises of the growing bioregional movement to a. Download Citation on ResearchGate | LifePlace: Bioregional thought and practice | Robert Thayer brings the concepts and promises of the growing bioregional. LifePlace: Bioregional Thought and Prac- tice. By Robert L Thayer, Jr. Berkeley ( California): Univer- sity of California Press. $ (hardcover); $ (paper).

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LifePlace is a provocative meditation on bioregionalism and what it means to live, work, eat, and play in relation to naturally, rather than politically, defined areas.

At first glance, these axioms might imply a linearity of logic, but many of the effects are also causes. This incongruity is one of perception, scale, and time. I had to get this for a school book, but I loved it. The Quarterly Review Of Biology “A superb blend of thoughtful analysis and delightfully readable prose, LifePlace is both a major contribution to bioregional literature and an excellent guide to sustainable practice.

Lifeplace: Bioregional Thought and Practice

LifePlace is a guide to answering the second question, which, in the end, may help us to better address the remaining two. University of California Press.

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Exchanging Natural Values 7. Technology, Nature and the Sustainable Liceplace Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Pages with related products. Thayer gives a richly textured portrait of his own home, the Putah-Cache watershed in California’s Sacramento Valley, demonstrating how bioregionalism can be practiced in everyday life. A half-mile to two miles or so away ppractice foxes and raccoons; hawks, adn, herons, kites, ducks, geese, swans, stilts, avocets, willets, killdeer, and pigeons; lizards; and blackfish, carp, bass, suckers, and other fish.

What am I supposed to do? When I look beyond the pragmatic requirements of a life-place approach, I see a simple set of axioms: I also live on Yolo clay loam soil at an elevation about fifty feet above mean sea level, two miles north of Putah Creek and two miles south of Willow Slough, eight miles west of the Sacramento River at latitude Thayer’s arguments are convincing; his optimism and sense of wonder are contagious. Bioregional Thought and Practice. Remaking the North Llfeplace Food System: With this book, I wish to argue anf without a fundamental realization of the question “Where are we?

Conservation Land Management CLM is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land thougnt for nature conservation, across the British Isles. What am I supposed to do? Click to have a closer look. A New Vision for Governing the West ” LifePlace offers an inspired approach for creating an alternative, more secure future than presently faces us.


Celebrating the Spirit of Place 5. See and discover other items: Set up a giveaway. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He shows how the spirit of bioregionalism springs from learning the history of a place, from participating in its local economy, from living in housing designed in the context of the region.

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Bioregional Thought and Practice by Robert L. To presume to live only in human districts unrelated to local bioregiobal conditions leads directly to the exaggeration of the scale of human infrastructure and to the extraction of resources at rates far in excess of rates of natural regeneration.

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Companion to Environmental Buoregional. In essence, the idea of a life-place or bioregion connects natural place, awareness, knowledge, wisdom, affection, stewardship, sustainability, and, most important, action, as a “fuzzy set” of nested and covariant concepts.