A fine memoir by one of America’s foremost evolutionary biologists. E. O. Wilson defines biophilia as ‘the innate tendency [in human beings] to focus on life and. The term was later used by American biologist Edward O. Wilson in his work Biophilia (), which proposed that the tendency of humans to. Join in on the adventure! Become a member for special invites to events throughout the year! ‚Äč. Plus Receive discounts on. -Summer Day Camps. -5K Trail Run.

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Wilson would likely see today’s dominant anti-science culture as just a phase in an infinitely long history that will eventually swing the other way, but it is difficult not dilson lament our ever-shrinking natural landscapes and the continued loss of species diversity that weave the tapestry of life. Because of wilxon technological advancements and more time spent inside buildings and cars, it is argued that the lack of biophilic activities and time spent in nature may wiilson strengthening the disconnect of humans from nature.

It is very quotable, and at some point you sacrifice the flow of the narrative to it. A quiet but thoughtful book, making the case that humans, having evolved in the midst of a natural realm replete with species diversity, need that environment for our basic well-being.

But to sustain it we need the most delicate, knowing stewardship of the living world that can be devised. My impression looking back at the 20th century is that is was characterized by the use of science k a justification to divorce humanity from the natural world. It is ultimately one of my favs. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Unlike phobiaswhich are the aversions and fears that biophilka have of things in their environment, philias are the attractions and positive feelings that people have toward organisms, species, habitats, processes and objects in their natural surroundings. Although named by Fromm, the concept of biophilia has been proposed and defined many times over.

Wilson is a very gifted writer and communicator, and much of his text is eminently quotable, ewdard. The chapter-conservation ethic is insightful. Published January 1st wilxon Harvard University Press first published He also describes some fascinating imaginative tools for comprehending the vast range and mass of our planet A series of personal essays from one of America’s foremost entomologists and naturalists.

Keep Exploring Britannica Atom. My expectations were not met. The first few chapters of this book were amazing to me.

Jan 03, Jenni rated it liked it. Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life.

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Wiki When I started reading Biophilia I was wary of the possibility that it might be dated. Canadian author Hilary Scharper explicitly adapted E. Mar 12, Kate biophiilia it it was amazing. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Despite parts where I felt a little lost, there are many compelling chapters and the book finishes with a flourish, promoting conservationism convincingly.

The first chapters were so strong that I expected to be very impressed by the persuasive techniques of the author. Biophilia, is a compelling erward about our natural human relationship to the world that surrounds us.

According to Caperna and Serafini, [13] Biophilic architecture is characterized by the following elements: Having a window looking out to plants is also claimed to help speed up the healing process of patients in hospitals. In Bioarchitettura, 59 Ottobrepp. In architecturebiophilic design is a sustainable design strategy that incorporates reconnecting people with the biophilix environment.

Biophilia hypothesisidea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature fdward other forms of life. Science and Solutions Richard T. I believe with all my heart and soul and body and existence that humans are drawn to, and part of, the natural world, and that we would shrivel without it. Some anecdotes, science, thoughts all blended together nicely.


Kara Rogers Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Aug 21, Matt Vickers rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve read Biophilia several times, it has had a major influence on my thinking about our environment and how we treat the world around us.

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Lots of story telling to make quite straight forward points related to Aldo Leopold’s ideas about a Conservation Ethic. Nel nostro caso si ha la tendenza a ricreare un ambiente simile a quello della biophiliw. Wilson takes us on a tour through the jungles of Surinam, Brazil, and New Guinea, some of the last remaining wildernesses of this world, and argues that we human beings have an instinctive bond with other living systems, which eventually will lead us to protect rather than destroy all living things and the environment in which we live.

Biophilia is one of the most amazing books I have ever read through school.

The rest can be skipped, unless you feel compelled. Jan 05, Jessica rated it really liked it Recommended to Jessica by: Mar 12, Carly rated it it was amazing Recommended to Carly by: Retrieved 10 Feb His science writing for the general public has won him the Pulitzer Prize and his scientific publications have won him the highest honors American science can bestow.

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