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Acknowledgements ix About the Authors xi Introduction Helaine Selin xix 1. Environmentalism and Images of the Other Arne Kalland 1 2. The Global Mobilization of Environmental Concepts: Re-Thinking the Western/Non-Western Divide Michael Dove, Marina T. Campos, Andrew Salvador Mathews, Laura J. Meitzner Yoder, Anne Rademacher, Suk Bae Rhee, and Daniel Somers Smith 19 3. Variation and Uniformity in the Construction of Biological Knowledge Across Cultures Roy Ellen 47 4. Local Understandings of the Land: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledge Roy C. Dudgeon and Fikret Berkes 75 5. Landscape, Nature, and Culture: A Diachronic Model of HumanNature Adaptations Richard Stoffle, Rebecca Toupal, and Nieves Zedefo 97 6. Worldviews and Ecology Mary Evelyn Tucker 115 7. The Spirit(s) of Conservation in Buddhist Thailand Susan M. Darlington 129 8. Indian Perspectives on Naturalism D.P. Chattopadhyaya 147 9. Japanese Views of Nature and the Environment John A. Tucker 161 10. Winds, Waters, and Earth Energies: Fengshui and Awareness of Place Graham Parkes 185 11. The Perception of Nature and the Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa John Kesby 211 12. Knowing Country: Indigenous Australians and the Land J.L. Kohen 229 13. Both Sides of the Beach: Knowledges of Nature in Oceania Edvard Hviding 245 14. Native Views of the Environment in Amazonia William Bal&e 277 15. Central Andean Views of Nature and the Environment David L. Browman 289 16. "Nature Doesn't Come as Clean as We Can Think It": Dene, Inuit, Scientists, Nature and Environment in the Canadian North Ellen Bielawski 311 17. We Are the Land: Native American Views of Nature Annie L. Booth 329 18. Buddhist Views of Nature and the Environment Leslie Sponsel and Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel 351 19. Confucian Views of Nature John Berthrong 373 20. Daoism and Nature James Miller 393 21. Hindu Views of Nature and the Environment Harold Coward 411 22. Nature and Culture: An Islamic Perspective S. Parvez Manzoor 421 23. Judaism, Israel, and Natural Resources: Models and Practices Jeanne Kay Guelke 433 Index 457Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Human ecology Cross-cultural studies, Philosophy of nature Cross-cultural studies, Indigenous peoples, Nature Effect of human beings on, Environmental protection