By Diane Ackerman
The bestselling writer of A traditional historical past of the Senses now explores the attract of adultery, the charm of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly educated, this "audaciously awesome romp in the course of the international of romantic love" (Washington submit ebook international) is the following smartest thing to like itself.
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For landscape architect Carol Franklin, ecological design is a “fundamental revision of thinking and operation” (1997, 264). Good design does not begin with what we can do, but rather with questions about what we really want to do (Wann 1996, 22). Ecological design, in other words, is the careful meshing of human purposes with the larger patterns and flows of the natural world and the study of those patterns and flows to inform human actions (Orr 1994, 104). In their book Natural Capitalism (1999), Paul Hawken, Hunter Lovins, and Amory Lovins propose a transformation in energy and resource efficiency that would dramatically increase wealth while using a fraction of the resources we currently use.
For all of our technological accomplishments, the twentieth century was the most brutal and destructive era in our short history. In the century ahead we must chart a different course that leads to restoration, healing, and wholeness. Ecological design is a kind of navigation aid to help us find our bearings again. And getting home means recasting the human presence in the world in a way that honors ecology, evolution, human dignity, spirit, and the human need for roots and connection. Conclusion Ecological design is far more than the application of instrumental reason and advanced technology applied to the problems of shoehorning billions more of us into an earth already bulging at the seams with people.
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A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman