Film, Video The Folklore Behind Ecology, or Why Scientists in Ecology Need Help from Folklorists

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Title

  • The Folklore Behind Ecology, or Why Scientists in Ecology Need Help from Folklorists

Summary

  • Our laws, policies and the fundamental scientific ideas about nature derive from ancient myths and modern folklore. We "save" endangered species and manage our natural resources based on beliefs about a balance of nature that never existed and is continually disproved by scientific observations, but strangely still forms much of the basis of the science of ecology. In his Benjamin Botkin Lecture sponsored by the American Folklife Center, Daniel Botkin addresses his view on how this came about, and why folklorists need to open a dialogue with environmental scientists.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • American Folklife Center, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2006-04-05.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts
  • -  Education
  • -  Science, Technology
  • -  Culture, Folklife
  • -  Environment, Conservation

Notes

  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
  • -  Classification: Science.
  • -  Daniel B. Botkin.
  • -  Recorded on 2006-04-05.
  • -  Librarians, Archivists.
  • -  Researchers.
  • -  Teachers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687857

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. The Folklore Behind Ecology, or Why Scientists in Ecology Need Help from Folklorists. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-05, 2006. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687857/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2006) The Folklore Behind Ecology, or Why Scientists in Ecology Need Help from Folklorists. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-05. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687857/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. The Folklore Behind Ecology, or Why Scientists in Ecology Need Help from Folklorists. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-05, 2006. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687857/>.