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Our place in nature: past, present and future

Published 2011

The booklet

The purpose of this Nature and Society Forum booklet is to stimulate thought and discussion about the way forward to an biosensitive society of the future.

It summarises:

  • the biohistorical background to the present human situation on planet Earth
  • the major ecological causes for concern today
  • the essential characteristics of a biosensitive society.

54 pages. ISBN 0 9585674 9 2

The author

Stephen Boyden received his PhD in immunology from the University of Cambridge in 1951 and carried out research in immunology in the USA, Europe and Australia. After 1965 he played a leading role in developing the new field of human ecology and biohistory at the Australian National University. He has published a number of books, and since his retirement, at the end of 1990, he has been an active member of the Nature and Society Forum.

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