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The human relationship with nature: rights of animals and plants in the urban context


Byrne, J, The human relationship with nature: rights of animals and plants in the urban context, The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology, Routledge, I Douglas, D Goode, M Houck, D Maddox (ed), Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 63-73. ISBN 9780415498135 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]


Animals have been crucial to the development of human civilizations, playing major roles in transportation, warfare, fashion, religion, entertainment, communication, companionship and sustenance. For example, the bodies of animals have yielded: fat for soaps, perfumes and cosmetics and flesh, bone, sinews and feathers for food, medical and religious purposes. We have used skins for clothing, book binding, bags, shoes, drums and furniture; and sinews, bone, teeth, feathers and wool for tools, pens, jewellery, musical instruments, blankets and paintbrushes (Wolch et al. 2003). Animal muscle power has tilled fields, drawn carriages, and hauled timber and stone. In many ways, our cities are founded on animals.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:urban ecology
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological applications
Research Field:Landscape ecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Byrne, J (Professor Jason Byrne)
ID Code:127000
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-07-06
Last Modified:2021-06-09

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