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Changing attitudes to nature: first love, separation and pre-nuptial agreements

James, P 2011, Changing attitudes to nature: first love, separation and pre-nuptial agreements , Discussion Paper, University of Salford, Salford. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    In his inaugural lecture Professor James addresses questions such as why we keep pets, what happened in Salford on 29th October 1827, and how to improve your personal efficiency by ten to fifteen percent. The answers to these questions address different aspects of society’s changing attitudes to nature. Professor James will review the critical episodes that have shaped the way we interpret, and interact with, the natural world. He will discuss the early tentative steps of our love affair with nature, and explore how the stresses and strains of everyday life led to individuals and society becoming increasingly disconnected from the natural world. Today there are signs that the relationship is back on, this time its foundations are based on valuing the services provided by ecosystems which, he argues, is the equivalent of preparing a pre-nuptial agreement. During the lecture Professor James will report on his research findings and those of the Post Graduate Researchers at Salford with whom he has worked(1). He will demonstrate the contribution of these studies to the international debate re-framing our future relationship with the natural world, which, in turn, will shape the world in which we all live. (1) These links are not set out in this paper as much of the data presented is being prepared for publication.

    Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Nature conservation, ecosystem services, ecology
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Health and Wellbeing
    Memory, Text and Place
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
    Publisher: University of Salford
    Funders: Non funded research
    Depositing User: Professor Philip James
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2011 10:05
    Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 15:09
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15994

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