The Appropriation of Nature: Essays on Human Ecology and Social Relations - Tim IngoldManchester: Manchester University Press , 1989, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' name to the upper wrapper verso.
Contains: Black & white drawings; Diagrams;
From the cover: “How do human beings differ from other animals? Do they alone produce their food, make tools, co-operate and share? Tim Ingold addresses such questions by exploring the human ‘mastery’ or appropriation, of nature. As living organisms, humans relate ecologically to their natural environments; as persons they relate socially to one another. The interplay between social and ecological relations constitutes the central theme of this book. Drawing on wide-ranging ethnographic material, as well as on studies of non-human primates, Ingold contrasts human hunting and gathering both to non-human foraging and to pastoralism and cultivation, and, in doing so, challenges basic assumptions about humanity and animality. His pioneering book will be read not only by students of anthropology but also by archaeologists, biologists, psychologists and philosophers.”