By Ashton Nichols
Charting a pervasive paradigm shift, Ashton Nichols chronicles the progressive shy away from the view of “Nature” as static and cut loose people because it moved in the direction of the Romantic “nature” characterised by way of dynamic hyperlinks between all dwelling issues. attractive Romantic and Victorian thinkers, in addition to modern scholarship, this publication attracts new conclusions approximately twenty-first century principles of nature.
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By roosting, I hope to link the rhythms of the nonhuman seasons to those writers and thinkers who have helped to alter one view of nature over the past two centuries. These poets and scientists have turned environmentalists away from one view, in which humans dominated the planet, toward a new view of a sustained, and sustainable, ecology. I will not remain on the Blue Ridge every day during the coming year, because I want some of my observations to come directly from the urban side of urbanature.
Near the ridge line behind the cabin, a huge pileated woodpecker works hard against the bark of a spreading oak tree. The huge bird ham-hammers until he can latch his massive beak under a slab of lichen-covered bark. Then he pops the rough slab off the tree, sending it crashing to the forest floor. indd 19 12/24/2010 9:50:37 AM Be y on d Rom a n t ic E c o c r i t ic i s m woodpecker finds a wriggling, fat white grub in the oak tree, he buries his thick beak deep into the softer inner wood and pops the moist blob of squirming insect life into his mouth.
Drab—almost gray—ivy grows greener along the walls of the cabin and around the rocks that form the Roost’s pathways and rustic yard. Near the ridge line behind the cabin, a huge pileated woodpecker works hard against the bark of a spreading oak tree. The huge bird ham-hammers until he can latch his massive beak under a slab of lichen-covered bark. Then he pops the rough slab off the tree, sending it crashing to the forest floor. indd 19 12/24/2010 9:50:37 AM Be y on d Rom a n t ic E c o c r i t ic i s m woodpecker finds a wriggling, fat white grub in the oak tree, he buries his thick beak deep into the softer inner wood and pops the moist blob of squirming insect life into his mouth.
Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism: Toward Urbanatural Roosting by Ashton Nichols