Philip A. Loring

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Finding Our Niche

Toward a Restorative Human Ecology

Imagine a world where humanity was not destined to cause harm to the natural world, where win-win scenarios—people and nature thriving together—are possible. No doubt contemporary … 168 View
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Preface

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In the Preface of Finding Our Niche, Loring introduces himself as a white male settler seeking to understand the implications of this identity on his ability to tell stories of positive and … 5 $0.50 Add
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Alienation

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In the first chapter of Finding Our Niche, Alienation, Loring introduces the eco-modernist philosophy that humans are inherently destructive of and separate from nature, and explains how that … 26 $2.60 Add
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Pristine

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In the second chapter of Finding Our Niche, Pristine, Loring describes how he first landed in Alaska and how his experiences there reshaped his ideas of how humans engage with the natural world, … 29 $2.90 Add
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Keystone

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In Keystone, the third chapter of Finding Our Niche, Loring introduces the ecological concept of a keystone species, as well as what happens when keystone species are removed, called ecological … 28 $2.80 Add
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Engineers

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In Engineers, the fourth chapter of Finding Our Niche, Loring introduces the concept of ecological engineers, via a discussion of Indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest and their creation of … 31 $3.10 Add
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Novel

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In Novel, the fifth chapter of Finding Our Niche, the author discusses novel ecosystems, such as La Cienega de Santa Clara, a wetland created from the damming of the Colorado River, which hosts … 27 $2.70 Add
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Sentinel

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The sixth chapter of Finding Our Niche, Sentinel, welcomes in stories of people and communities who have invested in improving and restoring their connection to land and natural communities. … 24 $2.40 Add
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Finding Our Path

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The seventh and final chapter of Finding Our Niche, Finding Our Path, begins with the assertion that evidence for how to live within the harmony and limits of nature is all around us, and that it … 24 $2.40 Add
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Epilogue

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In the Epilogue of Finding Our Niche, Loring grapples with his own feelings of alienation and disorientation to place. 2 $0.20 Add
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Afterword

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The Afterword of Finding Our Niche considers lessons and experiences from the Covid-19 pandemic on the themes in the book, and identifies this book as a theory of how change happens. 4 $0.40 Add