A Study of Environmental Perceptions, Attitudes, and Values
By (author) Yi-fu Tuan
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Topophilia by Yi-fu Tuan
Book DescriptionWhat are the links between environment and world view? Topophilia, the affective bond between people and place, is the primary theme of this book that examines environmental perceptions and values at different levels: the species, the group, and the individual. Yi-Fu Tuan holds culture and environment and topophilia and environment as distinct in order to show how they mutually contribute to the formation of values. Topophilia examines the search for environment in the city, suburb, countryside, and wilderness from a dialectical perspective, distinguishes different types of environmental experience, and describes their character.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231073950
(235mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Yi-fu Tuan
Yi-Fu Tuan is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin.
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