Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)
natural history, worldview, mythologies, traditional societies
Beliefs about the relationship between humans and the natural environment are expressed through worldviews. A worldview is a mechanism system or complex of ideas through which the world makes cultural sense. As deeply seated belief systems, worldviews illuminate the ecological priorities and concepts of various peoples.
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Faulstich, Paul. “Natural History and Indigenous Worldviews” Entries in “Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature.” Bron Taylor and Jeffrey Kaplan (eds.). New York: Continuum International. 2006.