The Resource An ecology of happiness, Eric Lambin ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan, (electronic resource)

An ecology of happiness, Eric Lambin ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan, (electronic resource)

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An ecology of happiness
Title
An ecology of happiness
Statement of responsibility
Eric Lambin ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
We know that our gas-guzzling cars are warming the planet, the pesticides and fertilizers from farms are turning rivers toxic, and the earth has run out of space for the mountains of unrecycled waste our daily consumption has left in its wake. We've heard copious accounts of our impact-as humans, as a society-on the natural world. But this is not a one-sided relationship. Lost in these dire and scolding accounts has been the impact on us and our well-being. You sense it while walking on a sandy beach, or in a wild, woody forest, or when you catch sight of wildlife, or even while gardening in your backyard. Could it be that the natural environment is an essential part of our happiness? Yes, says Eric Lambin emphatically in An Ecology of Happiness. Using a very different strategy in addressing environmental concerns, he asks us to consider that there may be no better reason to value and protect the health of the planet than for our own personal well-being. In this clever and wide-ranging work, Lambin draws on new scientific evidence in the fields of geography, political ecology, environmental psychology, urban studies, and disease ecology, among others, to answer such questions as: To what extent do we need nature for our well-being? How does environmental degradation affect our happiness? What can be done to protect the environment and increase our well-being at the same time? Drawing on case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, Lambin makes a persuasive case for the strong link between healthy ecosystems and happy humans. Unique in its scope and evenhanded synthesis of research from many fields, An Ecology of Happiness offers a compelling human-centered argument that is impossible to overlook when we marvel at murmurations of starlings or seek out the most brilliant fall foliage: nature makes our steps a little lighter and our eyes a little brighter. What better reason to protect an ecosystem or save a species than for our own pleasure?
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Lambin, Eric F
Index
no index present
LC call number
GF51
LC item number
.L3513 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • ebrary
  • Fagan, Teresa Lavender
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  • Human ecology
  • Human beings
  • Well-being
  • Happiness
  • Nature conservation
  • Nature conservation
  • Environmental psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Electronic books
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An ecology of happiness, Eric Lambin ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Degradation of the Environment, Improvement of Well-Being -- The Important Question -- The Problem of "Free Riders" -- A Positive---Not Alarmist---Discourse -- Well-Being and the Natural Environment -- Separation -- 1.The Experience Of Nature -- Disappointing Materialism -- Let the Statistics Speak -- The Virtuous Quartet -- Biophilia -- Nine Perspectives on Nature -- Psychology of the Environment -- Explicative Theories -- Applications -- 2.The Exploitation Of Animals -- Healing through Animals -- Cows, Chickens, Pigs -- Eating Less Meat -- Healthy Eating -- The Giant Hecatomb -- Animal Rights -- Advances in Animal Well-Being -- Our Leisure, Not That of Animals -- Which Is Happier, the Horse or the Zebra? -- A Less Unilateral Relationship with Animals -- 3.An Infectious Environment -- Emerging Diseases -- The Neolithic Revolution -- Infectious Diseases -- Zoonoses -- Gifts from Asia -- Vulnerability -- 4.The Threat Of Arthropods -- Vector-Borne Diseases -- Malaria and Climate Change -- Attack of the Ticks -- The Asian Tiger in Europe -- Sometimes It Really Is the Climate -- Disturbing a Complex System -- 5.Bill Gates Or Microbes -- Pandemics -- From Monkey to Human -- From the Pleasure of Transcontinental Travel -- SARS, Super-Asian Rapid Surge -- The Globalization of Microbes -- 6.Paradoxical Cities -- An Urbanized World -- The Cesspool of the First Cities -- Subtraction or Addition -- Unbreathable Air -- Dying of Heat in Cities -- Healthy Places -- A New Alliance -- 7.Environmental Conflicts -- The Return of Malthus -- Environmental Security -- Theory Tested by Facts -- The Role of Institutions -- Too Many or Too Few Resources -- The First Climate Conflict? -- The Shadow of the Military -- Politics rather than the Environment -- 8.Environmental Refugees -- Natural Disasters -- Millions of Displaced -- Waves of Refugees -- Demographic Studies -- Politics of Asylum, Political Asylum -- Another Advantage for the Rich -- 9.When Poor Countries Set An Example -- Liberalization and Intervention in Vietnam -- Ecotourism in Costa Rica -- The Middle Road in Bhutan -- Several Paths -- CONCLUSION -- Debriefing -- The Happiness of Some Creates the Unhappiness of Others -- Five Choices for the Future -- Five Situations with Dual Advantages -- Happiness and the Environment
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1 online resource (pages)
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unknown
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online
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9781283550284
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computer
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not applicable
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806959567
  • (OCoLC)ocn806959567
Label
An ecology of happiness, Eric Lambin ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Degradation of the Environment, Improvement of Well-Being -- The Important Question -- The Problem of "Free Riders" -- A Positive---Not Alarmist---Discourse -- Well-Being and the Natural Environment -- Separation -- 1.The Experience Of Nature -- Disappointing Materialism -- Let the Statistics Speak -- The Virtuous Quartet -- Biophilia -- Nine Perspectives on Nature -- Psychology of the Environment -- Explicative Theories -- Applications -- 2.The Exploitation Of Animals -- Healing through Animals -- Cows, Chickens, Pigs -- Eating Less Meat -- Healthy Eating -- The Giant Hecatomb -- Animal Rights -- Advances in Animal Well-Being -- Our Leisure, Not That of Animals -- Which Is Happier, the Horse or the Zebra? -- A Less Unilateral Relationship with Animals -- 3.An Infectious Environment -- Emerging Diseases -- The Neolithic Revolution -- Infectious Diseases -- Zoonoses -- Gifts from Asia -- Vulnerability -- 4.The Threat Of Arthropods -- Vector-Borne Diseases -- Malaria and Climate Change -- Attack of the Ticks -- The Asian Tiger in Europe -- Sometimes It Really Is the Climate -- Disturbing a Complex System -- 5.Bill Gates Or Microbes -- Pandemics -- From Monkey to Human -- From the Pleasure of Transcontinental Travel -- SARS, Super-Asian Rapid Surge -- The Globalization of Microbes -- 6.Paradoxical Cities -- An Urbanized World -- The Cesspool of the First Cities -- Subtraction or Addition -- Unbreathable Air -- Dying of Heat in Cities -- Healthy Places -- A New Alliance -- 7.Environmental Conflicts -- The Return of Malthus -- Environmental Security -- Theory Tested by Facts -- The Role of Institutions -- Too Many or Too Few Resources -- The First Climate Conflict? -- The Shadow of the Military -- Politics rather than the Environment -- 8.Environmental Refugees -- Natural Disasters -- Millions of Displaced -- Waves of Refugees -- Demographic Studies -- Politics of Asylum, Political Asylum -- Another Advantage for the Rich -- 9.When Poor Countries Set An Example -- Liberalization and Intervention in Vietnam -- Ecotourism in Costa Rica -- The Middle Road in Bhutan -- Several Paths -- CONCLUSION -- Debriefing -- The Happiness of Some Creates the Unhappiness of Others -- Five Choices for the Future -- Five Situations with Dual Advantages -- Happiness and the Environment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283550284
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806959567
  • (OCoLC)ocn806959567

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