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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values
Author(s):Tuan, Yi-fu
Religion(s):Taoism
Publisher Name:Prentice Hall
Place of Publication:Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Date of Publication:1974
Annotation:Written in the early stages of the environmental movement, this book proves to be one of the first studies on environmental perception, attitudes, and values that depict humans as simultaneously biological organisms, social beings, and unique individuals. “Topophilia,” Tuan’s own neologism, describes the different ways that a love of place can develop in human beings. Drawing heavily on both Greek and Chinese thought and with the aid of diagrams, Tuan looks at psychological structures, symmetry, space, culture, and urban lifestyles connected with environmental perception.
   
 
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