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PEOPLE AND NATURE:
AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ECOLOGICAL RELATIONS
Emilio F. Moran
Indiana University
Title Page
Dedication 
Page..........................................................................................
Preface...................................................................................................
..i 
Chapter One. Human Agency and the State of the 
Earth..........................................1
1.	Introduction
2.	Can one conceive of ecosystems without human agents?
3.	Human agency: individuals making a difference
4.	Overwhelming evidence for concern with the condition of the earth system
5. Looking back and looking forward
Chapter Two. A Reminder: How things 
were......................................................................28
1.	The study of human ecological relations
2.	The contemporary study of environmental issues
3.	The evolution of human-environment interactions
4.	Hunter-gatherers: Setting our preferences
5.	How did we decide to become farmers?
6.	Herding and farming: An uneasy relationship
7. More food for the masses
Chapter Three. The Great 
Forgetting.................................................................67
1.	Earth Transformations in prehistory
2.	The archeology of environmental change
3.	The urban-industrial revolution and the unleashing of Prometheus
4.	The contemporary situation: Human-dominated ecosystems
Chapter Four. The Web of Life: Are we in 
it?.....................................................................89
1.	The web of life and trophic relations: Thinking ecologically
2.	Ecosystem productivity and net primary production
3.	Land Use and long-term disturbance 
Chapter Five. What makes people want to change the 
Environment?...............................110
1.	Learning, Adaptation, and Information
2.	Mitigation and the Cautionary Principle
3.	Transforming the face of the earth through making better decisions
4. Population and the Environment
Chapter Six. Rebuilding Communities and 
Institutions........................................136
1.	Community in human evolution
2.	What is sacred in human evolution?
3.	Tragedies of the commons
4.	Institutions and self-organization
5.	Bioregionalism, deep ecology and embedding people in nature
Chapter Seven. Can we learn when we have 
enough?........................................................156
1.	Material boys and material girls
2.	Patterns of consumption in developed countries
3.	Patterns of consumption in developing countries
4.	A feeding frenzy and a crisis in public health
5.	Burning fossils fuels instead of calories
6.	Do we have enough material goods now?
Chapter Eight. Quality of Life: when less is 
more..............................................180
1.	Resource abundance vs resource scarcity
2.	When less is more
3.	The scale of the problem and the scale of the solutions
4.	Restoring Our Balance: Valuing community, and trust, rather than more "stuff"
5.	Are we happier when we have more?
References.............................................................................................2
15
Index...................................................................................................2
71

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Environmental degradation.
Environmental policy.