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Shepard, Paul 1925-1996

Works: 31 works in 207 publications in 3 languages and 15,647 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PN1997, 301.3208
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Most widely held works about Paul Shepard
Most widely held works by Paul Shepard
Man in the landscape : a historic view of the esthetics of nature by Paul Shepard( )

31 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,298 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( )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 2,147 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
Coming home to the Pleistocene by Paul Shepard( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,868 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, Paul 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. Completed just before his death in the summer of 1996, it represents the culmination of Paul Shepard's life work and constitutes the clearest, most accessible expression of his ideas. Coming Home to the Pleistocene pulls together the threads of his vision, considers new research and thinking that expands his own ideas, and integrates material within a new matrix of scientific thought that both enriches his original insights and allows them to be considered in a broader context of current intellectual controversies. In addition, the book explicitly addresses the fundamental question raised by Paul Shepard's work: What can we do to recreate a life more in tune with our genetic roots? In this book, Paul Shepard presents concrete suggestions for fostering the kinds of ecological settings and cultural practices that are optimal for human health and well-being. Coming Home to the Pleistocene is a valuable book for those familiar with the life and work of Paul Shepard, as well as for new readers seeking an accessible introduction to and overview of his thought
Nature and madness by Paul Shepard( )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 1,848 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 tender carnivore and the sacred game by Paul Shepard( )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The others : how animals made us human by Paul Shepard( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,300 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 subversive science; essays toward an ecology of man by Paul Shepard( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces of an omnivore by Paul Shepard( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,005 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
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 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Encounters with nature : essays by Paul Shepard( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 376 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
The only world we've got : a Paul Shepard reader by Paul Shepard( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where we belong : beyond abstraction in perceiving nature by Paul Shepard( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 222 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."--Jacket
Shakespeare and the globe by Hugh Richmond( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A scholarly program that reaches out ot students of The Canterbury Tales to relate its characters and themes to everyday life in late -14th-century England. Period art of exceptional richness is combined with location photography that retraces the April pilgrimage to Archbishop Becket's shrine at Canterbury; excerpts are read from various tales, and the famous beginning is heard in Middle English."--Description provided by Films Media Group
English reaction to the New Zealand landscape before 1850 by Paul Shepard( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycholex by Paul Shepard( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton by Himself( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 59 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
Le grand orchestre des animaux = The great animal orchestra( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cd contient des sons de la nature évoqués dans les "paysages sonores" décrits dans 7 chapitre du livre. Les codes QR inscrits dans les pages mènes aux pistes sonores disponibles sur internet
Playing god by Allen Verhey( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of pioneers who became known as genetic engineers. Twenty years before, molecular biologists learnt how to manipulate DNA and transfer it from one species to another, altering the genetic make-up of plants and animals. Thus empowered, they could accelerate evolution according to their own design, and change the destiny of life on this planet. Their work sparked a storm of controversy which continues to this day. Some critics view it as a threat to humanity, while others believe it is the future. The most dramatic results of this revolution have yet to be seen. Having manipulated the DNA of plants and animals, scientists are presently turning to unravelling the secrets of human DNA
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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 (188)

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Thinking animals : animals and the development of human intelligenceComing home to the PleistoceneNature and madnessThe tender carnivore and the sacred gameThe others : how animals made us humanTraces of an omnivoreEncounters with nature : essaysThe only world we've got : a Paul Shepard readerWhere we belong : beyond abstraction in perceiving nature