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Harari, Yuval (2015). Chapter 1 in Sapiens. A Brief History of humankind, Vintage Books, London

Mueller, Martin Lee. 2017. "Preface". Being Salmon, Being Human. Discovering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild. Published by White River Junction: Chelsea Green. pp. xiii – xxii,

Mueller, Martin Lee. 2017. Chapter 1, "Storytelling Animal" in: Being Salmon, Being Human. Discovering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild. White River Junction: Chelsea Green. pp. 1 - 16.

Mueller, Martin Lee. 2017. Chapter 13: “Drawn Inside Geostory.” Being Salmon, Being Human. Discovering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild. Published by White River Junction: Chelsea Green. pp. 245-262. 

Naess, Arne (1983) Ecology, Community and Lifestyle, Cambridge. pp. 1-32.

Weber, Andreas. 2016. Chapter 14: “Enlivenment: Ecological Morals as Mutuality in Beauty.” The Biology of Wonder. Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers. pp. 343-357. 

Witoszek, Nina, (1997) "The Unromantic Romantics", in M. Teich and Roy Porter (eds). Nature and Society in Historical Context, Cambridge University Press, 209-227. 

Witoszek, N (2011) “Arne Naess’ Ecological Utopia” in The Origins of the Regime of Goodness, Universitetsforlaget, pp.  212 -231. 

Online articles/chapters

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Eliasson, P. and Nilsson, S. G. (2002) "You should hate young oaks and young noblemen': the environmental history of oaks in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Sweden", in Environmental history, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct., 2002), pp. 659-677

Gamlund, E. (2007) "Who Has Moral Status in the Environment? A Spinozistic Answer", The Trumpeter, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2007, pp 3-27

Harrington, A. (1995) “Metaphoric connections: holistic science in the shadow of the Third Reich”, Social Research. Vol. 62, 1995, pp. 357-375.

Klein, N. (2001) "Reclaiming the Commons", New Left Review, 9 (2001)

Mueller, M. and Witoszek, N. (2017). "Deep Ecology. Life after Life?"  in Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, Volume 21: Issue 3

Norgaard, Kari. 2006. “People Want to Protect Themselves a Little Bit”: Emotions, Denial, and Social Movement Nonparticipation”, Sociological Inquiry, 76(3): 372-96

Næss, A.  Deep Ecology Platform

O’Neill, J. (1992) "The Intrinsic Value of Nature", The Monist, Vol. 75, No. 2, 1992, pp. 119-137

Persson, E. (2012), “The Moral Status of Extraterrestrial Life”, Astrobiology, Vol. 12, No. 10, 2012, pp. 974-986

Rolston, H. (1994) “Value in Nature and the Nature of Value”, in Robin Attfield and Andrew Belsey, eds, Philosophy and the Natural Environment, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 13-30

Skogen, K. and Krange, O. (2003) "A Wolf at the Gate: The Anti-Carnivore Alliance and the Symbolic Construction of Community", Sociologia Ruralis, Vol 43, Number 3, July 2003

Syse, Karen Lykke (2010) "Expert Systems, Local Knowledge and Power in Argyll, Scotland",  in Landscape Research

Syse, Karen Lykke (2013) The Ebb and Flow of Trees and Farmland: Symbols of Nationhood in Scotland and Norway. In Journal of the North Atlantic ():219-228. 2013

Tucker, Mary Evelyn and John Grim, Journey of the Universe (film)

Vetlesen, A. J. (2015) The Denial of Nature - Environmental Philosophy in the Erea of Global Capitalism, Routledge (Introduction; Ch. 1; Ch. 2)

Wetlesen, J. (1999) "The Moral Status of Beings Who Are not Persons: A Casuistic Argument", Environmental Values, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1999, pp. 287-323

Witoszek, N. and Anker, P. (1998) “The Dream of Biocentric Community and the Structure of Utopias” in Worldviews, 2 (1998), pp. 235-256.

Wynne, Brian. (2010). “Strange Weather, Again: Climate Science as Political Art”, Theory, Culture & Society, 27(2–3): 289-305

Witoszek, Nina. (2014) “Leonardo da Vinci our Contemporary: The “Ecohumanist” Wisdom of Renaissance Sages" in Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and EcologyVolume 18, Issue 2, pages 122 – 143 

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