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LifePlace: bioregional thought and practice. [Robert L Thayer] — Robert Thayer brings the concepts and promises of the growing bioregional movement to a. Download Citation on ResearchGate | LifePlace: Bioregional thought and practice | Robert Thayer brings the concepts and promises of the growing bioregional. LifePlace: Bioregional Thought and Prac- tice. By Robert L Thayer, Jr. Berkeley ( California): Univer- sity of California Press. $ (hardcover); $ (paper).

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Browse titles from California UP. Biodiversity in a Changing Climate.

The land mosaic and species mix following humans, however, will not replicate the ones preceding us. Avery Yale Kamila, www. Most importantly, the bioregion is emerging as the most logical locus and scale for a sustainable, regenerative community to take root and to take place. How can we instill a love of place and thuoght of the local into our education system? However, social trends are most often accompanied by their opposites.

In North America we are confused by caricatures of each other while we share common landscapes—in my case the urbanizing agricultural fringe in a low-elevation former seabed, then grassland, now agricultural quilt in the Mediterranean climate region at the center of a territory now politically known as California.

Go to Conservation Land Management. Groundwater lies sixty feet beneath my house. And finally, the locations of origin of our material necessities, like the ultimate locations of the deposits of our wastes, are often far away from where practicf live. Each of the three essential questions is connected to the other two; to deeply comprehend where one is is also to know who yhought is and to understand what needs to be done. I live in a mild temperate, interior, Mediterranean climate zone on quaternary alluvium several tens of thousands of feet deep.


I’m in a zip code and an area code. LifePlace is a provocative meditation on bioregionalism and what it means to live, work, eat, and play in relation to naturally, rather than politically, defined areas. Bioregional Thought and Practice by Robert L.

Biorsgional is a provocative meditation on bioregionalism and what it means to live, work, eat, and play in relation to naturally, rather than politically, defined areas. This incongruity is one of perception, scale, and time.

Lifeplace: Bioregional Thought and Practice

X9 Natural or open drainage system Village Homes Davis. Spreading Local Wisdom Just past the turn of the millennium, we have all become, in certain fundamental ways, homeless.

Contents List of Illustrations Preface Introduction: Finding the Physical Place 2. Bioregionalism and Civil Society: The author, a landscape architecture professor at the University of California, Davis, chronicles his growing connection with and attachment to a place some might find unlovable as an illustration of his point that every area possesses both unique potentials and limitations.

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Fifty miles southwest is an ocean. Awakening to a Live Thoyght 3. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. University of California Press. Bioregions can be variously defined by the geography of watersheds, similar plant and animal ecosystems, and related, identifiable landforms e.


LifePlace by Robert L. Thayer Jr. – Paperback – University of California Press

Read more Read less. He takes exception to large, top-down organizations. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Do we live in a manner that presumes permanence or broadcasts transitory detachment? This new human-less equilibrium would be dynamic and changing, as always, but with a periodicity far less than in the current era during which my species occupies the land. Other titles from California UP. After a decade of self-conscious investigation, I have discovered that the more I know, the more there is to be known.

He is the author of Gray World, Green Heart: Selected pages Title Page. We are born, live, feel, think, act, move, settle, and die.

A majority of my food items travel an average of over one thousand miles before I consume them. He shows how the spirit of bioregionalism springs from learning the history of a place, from participating in its local economy, from living in housing designed in the context of the region.

Could the geography of energy production, distribution, and use relate to the viability of a regional or local economy?