2008/10/21

A Matter of Scale

For hundreds of millennia, humans connected tightly to the land and the life forms their survival depended upon, because that was how it had to be. Failure to connect was not an option; if you didn’t know how plants grew, how animals bred, how rivers ran, how the seasons and the weather changed, then you did not survive. In some parts of the world – the Native American tribal lands of West Coast USA, the dense forests of West Papua, the deep valleys and jagged mountains of northern India – these connections remain, and cling on despite the best efforts of those who seek to gain more from the land than “mere” survival. This connection has ebbed away from the majority of humanity, in many cases to the extent that people feel nothing for anything humans have not created themselves. But we cannot eat concrete; we cannot breathe television; we cannot drink money.

A Matter Of Scale is a free, online book which you can read here, or download to read whenever you like.

A Matter of Scale > Enjoy it, but don't get too comfortable...

1 commentaire:

Keith Farnish a dit…

Thanks for the link, whoever put it on.

Keith