Monday, May 29, 2006

Thanks to Donald Worster

The phrase "Romantic naturalists" is a reminder from Donald Worster, who (in his book Nature's Economy) reviews the history and development of ecological thought from Gilbert White to Eugene Odum and perhaps beyond. Worster's presentation on Thoreau, and the contrast he (Worster) outlines between humanism and the approach of the Romantic naturalists is another step on my journey home.

What the world needs (well, one of the things) is more Romantic naturalists!