Becoming Animal

Becoming Animal

An Earthly Cosmology

Book - 2010
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David Abram's first book, The Spell of the Sensuous has become a classic of environmental literature. Now he returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature.

As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we've ignored the wild intelligence of our bodies, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. Abram's writing subverts this distance, drawing readers ever closer to their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the human body and the breathing Earth. The shape-shifting of ravens, the erotic nature of gravity, the eloquence of thunder, the pleasures of being edible: all have their place in this book.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375713699
9780375421716
0375421718
Branch Call Number: 301 Abra
Characteristics: 313 p. ; 25 cm.

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TerryNewberg
Mar 03, 2014

lush beautiful combinations of words -- returning us to our bodies -- definitely for anyone stuck in overintellectual-ization, a good reminder of what grounds us

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