Merchant on Animals into Resources
focus: what is nature and how is it manifest?
To see nature as active is to recognize its formative role over geologic and historical time. identity as layers of description; time as layered
nature & culture seen as truly interactive
animal and plant interdependence.
the habitat is the locus of the reproduct
ive potential of the population.
nature as increasingly controlled by culture
Animals to New Englands Indians were spiritual equals in their homeland. (29)
Water has sculpted the rocks of New England in dramatically influential ways:
Europeans & Animals
Abenake subsistence patters & collapse
Production & reproduction
Colonial degradation of Animals