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              The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds

              The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds (Hardback)

              By Van Horn, Gavin

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              Van Horn invites us to look afresh at the wilderness that's all around us-the animals that, often all but in secret, share our cities with us.

              ISBN 9780226441580
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2018
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Wildness: Relations of People and Place
               

              Wildness: Relations of People and Place (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Hausdoerffer, John

              • RRP: $60.99
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              Whether referring to a place, a nonhuman animal or plant, or a state of mind, wild indicates autonomy and agency, a will to be, a unique expression of life. Yet two contrasting ideas about wild nature permeate contemporary discussions: either that nature is most wild in the absen...ce of a defiling human presence, or that nature is completely humanized and nothing is truly wild. This book charts a different path. Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together esteemed authors from a variety of landscapes, cultures, and backgrounds to share their stories about the interdependence of everyday human lifeways and wildness. As they show, far from being an all or nothing proposition, wildness exists in variations and degrees that range from cultivated soils to multigenerational forests to sunflowers pushing through cracks in a city alley. Spanning diverse geographies, these essays celebrate the continuum of wildness, revealing the many ways in which human communities can nurture, adapt to, and thrive alongside their wild nonhuman kin. From the contoured lands of Wisconsin's Driftless region to remote Alaska, from the amazing adaptations of animals and plants living in the concrete jungle to indigenous lands and harvest ceremonies, from backyards to reclaimed urban industrial sites, from microcosms to bioregions and atmospheres, manifestations of wildness are everywhere. With this book, we gain insight into what wildness is and could be, as well as how it might be recovered in our lives-and with it, how we might unearth a more profound, wilder understanding of what it means to be human. Wildness: Relations of People and Place is published in association with the Center for Humans and Nature, an organization that brings together some of the brightest minds to explore and promote human responsibilities to each other and the whole community o
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              ISBN 9780226444833
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Wildness: Relations of People and Place

              Wildness: Relations of People and Place (Hardback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Hausdoerffer, John

              • RRP: $188.99
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              Whether referring to a place, a nonhuman animal or plant, or a state of mind, wild indicates autonomy and agency, a will to be, a unique expression of life. Yet two contrasting ideas about wild nature permeate contemporary discussions: either that nature is most wild in the absen...ce of a defiling human presence, or that nature is completely humanized and nothing is truly wild. This book charts a different path. Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together esteemed authors from a variety of landscapes, cultures, and backgrounds to share their stories about the interdependence of everyday human lifeways and wildness. As they show, far from being an all or nothing proposition, wildness exists in variations and degrees that range from cultivated soils to multigenerational forests to sunflowers pushing through cracks in a city alley. Spanning diverse geographies, these essays celebrate the continuum of wildness, revealing the many ways in which human communities can nurture, adapt to, and thrive alongside their wild nonhuman kin. From the contoured lands of Wisconsin's Driftless region to remote Alaska, from the amazing adaptations of animals and plants living in the concrete jungle to indigenous lands and harvest ceremonies, from backyards to reclaimed urban industrial sites, from microcosms to bioregions and atmospheres, manifestations of wildness are everywhere. With this book, we gain insight into what wildness is and could be, as well as how it might be recovered in our lives-and with it, how we might unearth a more profound, wilder understanding of what it means to be human. Wildness: Relations of People and Place is published in association with the Center for Humans and Nature, an organization that brings together some of the brightest minds to explore and promote human responsibilities to each other and the whole community o
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              ISBN 9780226444666
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness

              City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness (Hardback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Aftandilian, Dave; Other A01; Edited by Aftandilian, David

              • RRP: $56.99
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              In any given year, in the spring and fall, some 7 million birds representing 300 different species migrate through the city of Chicago. They come for great architecture, cuisine, song, views, and flyways--creating their own urban nature. They alight our forest preserves, our lake...front paths, and the minds and hearts of citizens and students through the urban region. Chicago has gone to extensive lengths as a city to aid its finned, feathered, scaled, and furry animals enjoy the city as much as its bipedal inhabitants. Chicago is Nature's Metropolis. Nature lovers, amateur naturalists, community organizers, urban agriculturalists, social workers, and concerned citizens have always been part of the fabric of the city. Chicago Creatures aims to animate this natural world of the Chicago region, using stories, poems, and art to show how the vibrancy of nature in Chicago runs like a rhizome throughout our collective experience as urban naturalists. Recognizing the stories have often the best means of reaching readers, the essays in this volume tell stories about urban nature, and so too do the poems, and paintings, and photos. We see in these various creative forms how nature inspires, and holds meaning, even in an urban wilderness, and perhaps because of the urbanity of it all in some cases. The pieces are organized thematically, around the types of places and encounters readers would have with urban nature. The ultimate hope is that in learning about the animals of the city readers will think more about their conservation and longevity. And while the experiences might be local, the messages in this book are born to fly.
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              ISBN 9780226192895
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, 5-Volume Set
                

              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, 5-Volume Set (Paperback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Wall Kimmerer, Robin; Hausdoerffer, John

              • RRP: $212.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 Nov 21

              For readers of Braiding Sweetgrass and The Overstory From The Center for Humans and Nature, a collection in five volumes: essays, interviews, poetry, and stories of solidarity that highlight the interdependence that exists between humans and nonhuman beings We live in an astoundi...ng world of relations. We share these ties that bind with our fellow humans-and we share these relations with nonhuman beings as well. From the bacterium swimming in your belly to the trees exhaling the breath you breathe, this community of life is our kin-and, for many cultures around the world, being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship. Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations is a lively series that explores our deep interconnections with the living world. More than 70 contributors-including Robin Wall Kimmerer, Richard Powers, David Abram, J. Drew Lanham, and Sharon Blackie-invite readers into cosmologies, narratives, and everyday interactions that embrace a more-than-human world as worthy of our response and responsibility. These diverse voices render a wide range of possibilities for becoming better kin. Contents: Planet: What are the sources of our deepest evolutionary and planetary connections, and of our profound longing for kinship? Place: To what extent does crafting a deeper connection with the Earth's bioregions reinvigorate a sense of kinship with the place-based beings, systems, and communities that mutually shape one another? Partners: How do relations between and among different species foster a sense of responsibility and belonging in us? Persons: Which experiences expand our understanding of being human in relation to other-than-human beings? Practice: What are the practical, everyday, and lifelong ways we become kin? From the recognition of nonhumans as persons to the care of our kinfolk through language and action, Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations is a guide and companion into the ways we can deepen our care and respect for the family of plants
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              ISBN 9781736862551
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
              Publisher Center for Humans and Nature
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              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 1 - Planet
                

              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 1 - Planet (Paperback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Wall Kimmerer, Robin; Hausdoerffer, John

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                18 Nov 21

              Volume 1 of the Kinship series revolves around the question of planetary relations: What are the sources of our deepest evolutionary and planetary connections, and of our profound longing for kinship? We live in an astounding world of relations. We share these ties that bind with... our fellow humans-and we share these relations with nonhuman beings as well. From the bacterium swimming in your belly to the trees exhaling the breath you breathe, this community of life is our kin-and, for many cultures around the world, being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship. Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations is a lively series that explores our deep interconnections with the living world. The five Kinship volumes-Planet, Place, Partners, Persons, Practice-offer essays, interviews, poetry, and stories of solidarity, highlighting the interdependence that exists between humans and nonhuman beings. More than 70 contributors-including Robin Wall Kimmerer, Richard Powers, David Abram, J. Drew Lanham, and Sharon Blackie-invite readers into cosmologies, narratives, and everyday interactions that embrace a more-than-human world as worthy of our response and responsibility. With every breath, every sip of water, every meal, we are reminded that our lives are inseparable from the life of the world-and the cosmos-in ways both material and spiritual. Planet, Volume 1 of the Kinship series, focuses on our Earthen home and the cosmos within which our pale blue dot of a planet nestles. National poet laureate Joy Harjo opens up the volume asking us to Remember the sky you were born under. The essayists and poets that follow-such as geologist Marcia Bjornerud who takes readers on a Deep Time journey, geophilosopher David Abram who imagines the Earth's breathing through animal migrations, and theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser who contemplates the relations between mystery and science-offer perspectives from around the world and from various cultures about what it means to be
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              ISBN 9781736862506
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
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              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 4 - Persons
                

              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 4 - Persons (Paperback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Wall Kimmerer, Robin; Hausdoerffer, John

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                18 Nov 21

              Volume 4 of the Kinship series revolves around the question of interpersonal relations: Which experiences expand our understanding of being human in relation to other-than-human beings? We live in an astounding world of relations. We share these ties that bind with our fellow hum...ans-and we share these relations with nonhuman beings as well. From the bacterium swimming in your belly to the trees exhaling the breath you breathe, this community of life is our kin-and, for many cultures around the world, being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship. Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations is a lively series that explores our deep interconnections with the living world. The five Kinship volumes-Planet, Place, Partners, Persons, Practice-offer essays, interviews, poetry, and stories of solidarity, highlighting the interdependence that exists between humans and nonhuman beings. More than 70 contributors-including Robin Wall Kimmerer, Richard Powers, David Abram, J. Drew Lanham, and Sharon Blackie-invite readers into cosmologies, narratives, and everyday interactions that embrace a more-than-human world as worthy of our response and responsibility. Kinship spans the cosmos, but it is perhaps most life changing when experienced directly and personally. Persons, Volume 4 of the Kinship series, attends to the personal-our unique experiences with particular creatures and landscapes. This includes nonhuman kin that become our allies, familiars, and teachers as we navigate a world as full of persons, human and otherwise, all more-or-less close kin, all deserving respect, as religious studies scholar Graham Harvey puts it. The essayists and poets in the volume share a wide variety of kinship-based experiences-from Australian ecophilosopher Freya Mathews's perspective on climate-related devastation on her country's koalas, to English professor and forest therapy guide Kimberly Ruffin's reclamation of her inner animal, to German biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber
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              ISBN 9781736862537
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
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              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 3 - Partners
                

              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 3 - Partners (Paperback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Wall Kimmerer, Robin; Hausdoerffer, John

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                18 Nov 21

              Volume 3 of the Kinship series revolves around the question of interspecies relations: How do relations between and among different species foster a sense of responsibility and belonging in us? We live in an astounding world of relations. We share these ties that bind with our fe...llow humans-and we share these relations with nonhuman beings as well. From the bacterium swimming in your belly to the trees exhaling the breath you breathe, this community of life is our kin-and, for many cultures around the world, being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship. Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations is a lively series that explores our deep interconnections with the living world. The five Kinship volumes-Planet, Place, Partners, Persons, Practice-offer essays, interviews, poetry, and stories of solidarity, highlighting the interdependence that exists between humans and nonhuman beings. More than 70 contributors-including Robin Wall Kimmerer, Richard Powers, David Abram, J. Drew Lanham, and Sharon Blackie-invite readers into cosmologies, narratives, and everyday interactions that embrace a more-than-human world as worthy of our response and responsibility. How do cultural traditions, narratives, and mythologies shape the ways we relate, or not, to other beings as kin? Partners, Volume 3 of the Kinship series, looks to the intimate relationships of respect and reverence we share with nonhuman species. The essayists and poets in this volume explore the stunning diversity of our relations to nonhuman persons-from biologist Merlin Sheldrake's reflections on microscopic fungal networks, to writer Julian Hoffman's moving stories about elephant emotions and communication, to Indigenous seed activist Rowen White's deep care for plant relatives and ancestors. Our relationships to other creatures are not merely important; they make us possible. As poet Brenda Cardenas, inspired by her cultural connections to the monarch butterfly, notes in this volume: We are- / one li
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              ISBN 9781736862520
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
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              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 2 - Place
                

              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 2 - Place (Paperback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Wall Kimmerer, Robin; Hausdoerffer, John

              • RRP: $46.99
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              • Pub Date
                18 Nov 21

              Volume 2 of the Kinship series revolves around the question of place-based relations: To what extent does crafting a deeper connection with the Earth's bioregions reinvigorate a sense of kinship with the place-based beings, systems, and communities that mutually shape one another...? We live in an astounding world of relations. We share these ties that bind with our fellow humans-and we share these relations with nonhuman beings as well. From the bacterium swimming in your belly to the trees exhaling the breath you breathe, this community of life is our kin-and, for many cultures around the world, being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship. Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations is a lively series that explores our deep interconnections with the living world. The five Kinship volumes-Planet, Place, Partners, Persons, Practice-offer essays, interviews, poetry, and stories of solidarity, highlighting the interdependence that exists between humans and nonhuman beings. More than 70 contributors-including Robin Wall Kimmerer, Richard Powers, David Abram, J. Drew Lanham, and Sharon Blackie-invite readers into cosmologies, narratives, and everyday interactions that embrace a more-than-human world as worthy of our response and responsibility. Given the place-based circumstances of human evolution and culture, global consciousness may be too broad a scale of care. Place, Volume 2 of the Kinship series, addresses the bioregional, multispecies communities and landscapes within which we dwell. The essayists and poets in this volume take us around the world to a variety of distinctive places-from ethnobiologist Gary Paul Nabhan's beloved and beleaguered sacred U.S.-Mexico borderlands, to Pacific islander and poet Craig Santos Perez's ancestral shores, to writer Lisa Maria Madera's vibrant flow of kinship in the equatorial Andes expressed in Pacha Mama's constitutional rights in Ecuador. As Chippewa scholar-activist Melissa Nelson observes about kinning with place
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              ISBN 9781736862513
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
              Publisher Center for Humans and Nature
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              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 5 - Practice
                

              Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, Vol. 5 - Practice (Paperback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Wall Kimmerer, Robin; Hausdoerffer, John

              • RRP: $46.99
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                18 Nov 21

              Volume 5 of the Kinship series revolves around the question of practice: What are the practical, everyday, and lifelong ways we become kin? We live in an astounding world of relations. We share these ties that bind with our fellow humans-and we share these relations with nonhuman... beings as well. From the bacterium swimming in your belly to the trees exhaling the breath you breathe, this community of life is our kin-and, for many cultures around the world, being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship. Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations is a lively series that explores our deep interconnections with the living world. These five Kinship volumes-Planet, Place, Partners, Persons, Practice-offer essays, interviews, poetry, and stories of solidarity, highlighting the interdependence that exists between humans and nonhuman beings. More than 70 contributors-including Robin Wall Kimmerer, Richard Powers, David Abram, J. Drew Lanham, and Sharon Blackie-invite readers into cosmologies, narratives, and everyday interactions that embrace a more-than-human world as worthy of our response and responsibility. These diverse voices render a wide range of possibilities for becoming better kin. From the perspective of kinship as a recognition of nonhuman personhood, of kincentric ethics, and of kinship as a verb involving active and ongoing participation, how are we to live? Practice, Volume 5 of the Kinship series, turns to the relations that we nurture and cultivate as part of our lived ethics. The essayists and poets in this volume explore how we make kin and strengthen kin relationships through respectful participation-from creative writer and dance teacher Maya Ward's weave of landscape, story, song, and body, to Lakota peace activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse's reflections on language as a key way of knowing and practicing kinship, to cultural geographer Amba Sepie's wrestling with how to become kin when ancestral connections have frayed. The volume concludes with an
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              ISBN 9781736862544
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
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