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Shepard, Paul 1925-1996

Overview
Works: 32 works in 194 publications in 3 languages and 15,663 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QL85, 301.3208
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Most widely held works about Paul Shepard
 
Most widely held works by Paul Shepard
The subversive science; essays toward an ecology of man by Paul Shepard( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in the landscape: a historic view of the esthetics of nature by Paul Shepard( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in the landscape ia a historic view of the esthentics of nature
Thinking animals : animals and the development of human intelligence by Paul Shepard( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thinking Animals ... radical and stimulating. Consider its central thesis: that animals profoundly shaped human intelligence, and by increasingly isolating ourselves from them -- as we blithely proceed down the path of ceaseless industrial development and relentless population growth, all legitimated in the name of progress -- we jeopardize the process of cognitive and psychological development that are essential to human flourishing."--The foreword by Max Oelschlaeger
Nature and madness by Paul Shepard( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Through much of history our relationship with the earth has been plagued by ambivalence--we not only enjoy and appreciate the forces and manifestations of nature, we seek to plunder, alter, and control them. Here Paul Shepard uncovers the cultural roots of our ecological crisis and proposes ways to repair broken bonds with the earth, our past, and nature. Ultimately encouraging, he notes, "There is a secret person undamaged in every individual. We have not lost, and cannot lose, the genuine impulse."</DIV>
The others : how animals made us human by Paul Shepard( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Others is a fascinating and wide-ranging examination of how diverse cultures have thought about, reacted to, and interacted with animals. Author Paul Shepard argues that humans evolved while watching other animal species, participating in their world, suffering them as parasites, wearing their feathers and skins, and making tools of their bones and antlers. For millennia, we have communicated their significance by dancing, sculpting, performing, imaging, narrating, and thinking them. The human species cannot be fully itself without these others
The tender carnivore and the sacred game by Paul Shepard( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sacred paw : the bear in nature, myth, and literature by Paul Shepard( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environ/mental: essays on the planet as a home by Paul Shepard( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming home to the Pleistocene by Paul Shepard( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Shepard was one of the most profound and original thinkers of our time. Seminal works like The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game, Thinking Animals, and Nature and Madness introduced readers to new and provocative ideas about humanity and its relationship to the natural world. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Shepard returned repeatedly to his guiding theme, the central tenet of his thought: that our essential human nature is a product of our genetic heritage, formed through thousands of years of evolution during the Pleistocene epoch, and that the current subversion of that Pleistocene heritage lies at the heart of today's ecological and social ills. Coming Home to the Pleistocene provides the fullest explanation of that theme. The book explicitly addresses the fundamental question raised by Shepard's work: What can we do to re-create a life more in tune with our genetic roots? In this book, Shepard presents concrete suggestions for fostering the kinds of ecological settings and cultural practices that are optimal for human health and well-being
Encounters with nature : essays by Paul Shepard( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encounters with Nature brings together twenty-one essays written over a span of four decades." "Encounters with Nature gives the reader a deeper understanding of Paul Shepard's thought, bringing his intellectual development into closer focus and providing a valuable overview of his life and vision. The book will bring a greater appreciation of the prescience and timelessness of Shepard's writing to his many followers and friends, and it will also serve to introduce new readers to the remarkable breadth and depth of his work and insight."--Jacket
Traces of an omnivore by Paul Shepard( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his long and distinguished career, Paul Shepard addressed the most fundamental question of life: Who are we? An oft-repeated theme of his writing is what he saw as the central fact of our existence: that our genetic heritage, formed by three million years of hunting and gathering, remains essentially unchanged. Shepard argued that this, "our wild Pleistocene genome," influences everything from human neurology and ontogeny to our pathologies, social structure, myths, and cosmology." "While Shepard's writings travel widely across the intellectual landscape, exploring topics as diverse as aesthetics, the bear, hunting, perception, agriculture, human ontogeny, history, animal rights, domestication, post-modern deconstruction, tourism, vegetarianism, the iconography of animals, the Hudson River school of painters, human ecology, theoretical psychology, and metaphysics, the fundamental importance of our genetic makeup is the predominant theme of this collection."--Jacket
Where we belong : beyond abstraction in perceiving nature by Paul Shepard( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gathered here in book form for the first time, the fourteen essays in Where We Belong exemplify Paul Shepard's interdisciplinary approach to human interaction with the natural world. Drawn from Shepard's entire career and presented chronologically, these pieces vary in setting from the Hudson River to the American prairie to New Zealand. Equally impressive is Shepard's spatial range, as he moves from subtle differences to grand designs, from the intimacy of an artist's brush stroke to a vista of the harsh Greek terrain." "This volume is an important addition to Shepard's canon if only for the new view it offers of his intellectual development. More important, however, these selections demonstrate Shepard's grasp of a wide range of ideas related to the physical environment, including the various factors - historical, aesthetic, and psychological - that have shaped our attitudes toward the natural world and color the way we see it."--BOOK JACKET
The only world we've got : a Paul Shepard reader by Paul Shepard( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the Globe by Hugh Richmond( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines various factors in Shakespeare's life that influenced his writings, using excerpts from his plays as examples
Prologue to Chaucer by Velma Bourgeois Richmond( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaches out to students of The Canterbury tales to relate its characters and themes to everyday life in late 14th century England
English reaction to the New Zealand landscape before 1850 by Paul Shepard( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses period art and location photography combined with Milton's own words and music of the time to trace the rise and fall of a tragic figure caught between the worlds of ancient glory and contemporary politics
Psycholex by Paul Shepard( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nous n'avons qu'une seule terre by Paul Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The others : how animals made us human
Alternative Names
Paul Shepard American human ecologist

Paul Shepard ecologo statunitense

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English (169)

Japanese (3)

French (3)

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Thinking animals : animals and the development of human intelligenceNature and madnessThe others : how animals made us humanThe tender carnivore and the sacred gameComing home to the PleistoceneEncounters with nature : essaysTraces of an omnivoreWhere we belong : beyond abstraction in perceiving natureThe only world we've got : a Paul Shepard reader