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Science and Sustainability: Learning From Indigenous Wisdom

Joy Hendry
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781137435903, 1137435909, 9781137435910, 1137435917
Summary
"This book is about indigenous science: sustainable knowledge and practice of Indigenous peoples around the world which has usually been developed and handed down for generations, but which was often largely ignored by settlers in their lands. Such science has been passed on in performance, art, stories, and in embodied practice, so the book will necessarily examine the meaning of science, problematizing the idea that Western science is the only type that deserves that name, and drawing attention to some of its shortcomings. Methods of acquiring "science" are also examined, notably including a personal account of the author's dissatisfaction with her own undergraduate training, and a realization much later of the reasons for this disillusionment. Throughout the book, the author takes the reader with her on the learning process that brought its content to her attention, and therefore introduces the reasons for wanting to share the examples gathered"--
Contents
  • Fire and Water: Sustaining the Land
  • Making a Sustainable Living
  • Architecture and House Building
  • Health and Death
  • Calendars and Climate Change
  • Astronomy and Navigation Skills
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Technology and Sustainability
  • Facing Both Ways: Possibilities for Bicultural Education and Science.
Description
199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-183) and index.
Technical Details
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