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Kellert, Stephen R.

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Works: 81 works in 309 publications in 2 languages and 15,355 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Encyclopedias  Environmental films  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Other, Director
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Most widely held works about Stephen R Kellert
 
Most widely held works by Stephen R Kellert
Children and nature : psychological, sociocultural, and evolutionary investigations by Peter H Kahn( )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Building for life : designing and understanding the human-nature connection by Stephen R Kellert( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The value of life : biological diversity and human society by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debate on the threat to humanity posed by the massive and widespread loss of biological diversity has largely emphasized economic and ecological consequences. In The Value of Life, a leading social scientist adds a critical new dimension. Stephen R. Kellert explores the actual and perceived importance of biological diversity for humankind's physical, emotional, intellectual, and even spiritual well-being. Kellert identifies ten basic values, which he describes as biologically based, inherent human tendencies that are greatly influenced and moderated by culture, learning, and experience. Throughout, Kellert argues that the preservation of biodiversity is fundamentally linked to human well-being as he illustrates the importance of biological diversity to the human sociocultural and psychological condition. His discussion provides the reader with a deeper understanding of how humans depend on a vast matrix of affiliations with other living things to achieve lives rich in meaning and value
The Biophilia hypothesis by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biophilia" is the term coined by Edward O. Wilson, author of The Diversity of Life and winner of two Pulitzer prizes, to describe what he believes is our innate affinity for the natural world. In his landmark book Biophilia, he examined how our tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes might be a biologically based need, integral to our development as individuals and as a species. The idea has caught the imagination of diverse thinkers. The Biophilia Hypothesis brings together the views of some of the most creative scientists of our time, each attempting to amplify and refine the concept of biophilia. The various perspectives - psychological, biological, cultural, symbolic, and aesthetic - frame the theoretical issues by presenting empirical evidence that supports or refutes the hypothesis. Numerous examples illustrate the idea that biophilia and its converse, biophobia, have a genetic component: people develop fear and even full-blown phobias of snakes and spiders with very little negative reinforcement, while more threatening modern artifacts - knives, guns, automobiles - rarely elicit such a response; people would rather look at water, green vegetation, or flowers than built structures of glass and concrete; and the development of language, myth, and thought appears to be greatly dependent on the use of natural symbols, particularly animals. The biophilia hypothesis, if substantiated, provides a powerful argument for the conservation of biological diversity. More important, it implies serious consequences for our well-being as society becomes further estranged from the natural world. Relentless environmental destruction could have a significant impact on our quality of life, not just materially but psychologically and even spiritually
The good in nature and humanity : connecting science, religion, and spirituality with the natural world by Stephen R Kellert( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good in nature and humanity brings together 20 leading thinkers and writers - including Ursula Goodenough, Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan, Carl Safina, David Petersen, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barry Lopez - to examine the divide between faith and reason, and to seek a means for developing an environmental ethic that will help us confront two of our most imperiling crises: global environmental destruction and an impoverished spirituality. The book explores the ways in which science, spirit, and religion can guide the experience and understanding of our ongoing relationship with the natural world and examines how the integration of science and spirituality can equip us to make wiser choices in using and managing the natural environment. The book also provides compelling stories that offer a narrative understanding of the relations among science, spirit, and nature. Grounded in the premise that neither science nor religion can by itself resolve the prevailing malaise of environmental and moral decline, contributors seek viable approaches to averting environmental catastrophe and, to achieving a more harmonious relationship with the natural world
Birthright : people and nature in the modern world by Stephen R Kellert( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human health and wellbeing is inextricably linked to nature; our connection to the natural world is part of our biological inheritance. In this book, a pioneer in the field of biophilia, the study of human beings' inherent affinity for nature, sets forth the first full account of nature's powerful influence on the quality of our lives
Ecology, economics, ethics : the broken circle( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macmillan encyclopedia of the environment( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides basic information about such topics as minerals, energy resources, pollution, soils and erosion, wildlife and extinction, agriculture, the ocean, wilderness, hazardous wastes, population, environmental laws, ecology, and evolution. Six alphabetically organized volumes provide basic information about environmental topics for a junior high through high school audience. Almost 600 cross-referenced entries and 1,000 color pictures describe nature and how it functions, the ways in which humans use and abuse it, conservation methods and laws, and human economic and ethical relationships with nature. Entries are brief, and equal space is given to graphics and photographs (some of which add little of value) as to words. Includes lists of major U S environmental events, mainstream environmental organizations, and US government organizations with environmental responsibility
Kinship to mastery : biophilia in human evolution and development by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A fascinating and accessible exploration of the notion of Biophilia, the idea that humans, having evolved with the rest of creation, possess a biological based attraction to nature and exhibit an innate affinity for life and lifelike processes."--Publishers description
Biophilic design : the theory, science, and practice of bringing buildings to life by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biophilic design is a new approach to sustainable development that incorporates the positive experience of nature into the design of the built environment. The definitive guide to this emerging practice of biophilic design, this book contains original and timely contributions from world-renowned scientists, designers, and practitioners on the theory, science, and practice of biophilic design
Biophilic design : the architecture of life( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biophilic design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. People need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. The film features buildings that connect people and nature-- hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children's test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive
Public attitudes toward critical wildlife and natural habitat issues by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of the environment( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides basic information about such topics in the environmental sciences as rain forests, savannas, sewage and sewage treatment, topography, troposphere, and more
Knowledge, affection and basic attitudes toward animals in American society by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in animal use and perception in 20th century America by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature by design : the practice of biophilic design by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biophilia is the theory that people possess an inherent affinity for nature, which developed during the long course of human evolution. In recent years, studies have revealed that this inclination continues to be a vital component to human health and well-being. Given the pace and scale of construction today and the adversarial, dominative relationship with nature expressed by much building development, the integration of nature with our built environments is one of the greatest challenges of our time. In this sweeping examination, Stephen Kellert describes the basic principles, practices, and options for successfully implementing biophilic design. He shows us what is-and isn't-good biophilic design using examples of workplaces, healthcare facilities, schools, commercial centers, religious structures, and hospitality settings. This book will to appeal to architects, designers, engineers, scholars of human evolutionary biology, and-with more than one hundred striking images of designs-anyone interested in nature-inspired spaces."--
Policy implications of a national study of American attitudes and behavioral relations to animals by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors toward animals by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic objectives of this research, which involved children in the 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades, were to describe children's uses and perceptions of animals and to discern possible developmental stages in the evolution of attitudes toward animals. Personal interviews were conducted with 267 children from 16 public schools randomly selected from urban, small city, suburban, and rural areas of the state of Connecticut. Three major developmental stages in the evolution of children's perceptions of animals were found. The first stage, occurring from the 2nd to 5th grade, was characterized by a dramatic increase in emotional concern and general affection for animals. Since very young children were the most exploitative, harsh, and unfeeling of all children in their attitudes toward animals, environmental programs should focus on the affective realm. The transition from fifth to eighth grades witnessed the second major developmental stage--a major expansion in children's intellectual and cognitive understandings of animals. Therefore, factual learning should be emphasized at this stage. The third developmental stage occurred between 8th and 11th grades, during which time children's ethical concern for the welfare and kind treatment of animals increased dramatically. This stage offers the best opportunity for teaching about ethical relationships to animals and the concepts of ecology and wildlife management. (RM)
Activities of the American public relating to animals by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of human/animal relations by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broad listing of 3861 entries reflecting the social, political, cultural, and psychological aspects of human-animal interdependence. References were published mostly from 1960 to the present. Selection criteria were academic or scientific approach and emphasis on interaction between human and animals. Alphabetical arrangement by authors. Entries give bibliographical information and keywords. Citation listing (index) by keywords
 
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Building for life : designing and understanding the human-nature connection
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Building for life : designing and understanding the human-nature connectionThe value of life : biological diversity and human societyThe Biophilia hypothesisThe good in nature and humanity : connecting science, religion, and spirituality with the natural worldEcology, economics, ethics : the broken circleMacmillan encyclopedia of the environmentKinship to mastery : biophilia in human evolution and developmentBiophilic design : the theory, science, and practice of bringing buildings to lifeThe encyclopedia of the environment
Alternative Names
Kellert, Stephen R.

Stephen R. Kellert

ケラート, スティーヴン・R.

Languages
English (188)

Japanese (3)