- Coates points out that everything we see around us as a landscape has been someway or another changed or altered by humans.
- It was interesting how different people viewed nature with different perspectives, this point is also visible in todays society.
- The point Coates makes about how agricultural used to be viewed as close to nature is interesting when looking at todays views of how it’s bad for the environment.
- The comparison made between the english countryside and the american wilderness was fairly interesting.
- The whole evaluating of the difference of views between art and nature was an interesting view point.
- It was interesting how Coates pointed out that romantic poets and people of that era would look at mountains as taboo.
- Coates makes a point that environmentalism wasn’t popular until the period after WWII.
- The whole human nature vs. nature debate was interesting.
- Coates points out that our new views on pollutants come from us actually haveing worse and worse pollutants to the environment.
- Some believed that government replaced the nature that has been lost…
- Coates goes into the fact that Western influence has ruined man’s relationship with nature.
- The section on survival of the fittest and darwinism was a point iI thiought was well explained.
- Marx saw the most upsetting envoronmental issues as those regading urban poverty and pollution as the result of industrialism.
- We are beginning to run ourselves out of this world as Coates points out that rural slums are becoming unliveable due to pollutants.
- The thought that there may be medical benefits related to being outdoors is something i wouldn’t mind looking into.
- The whole section describing the engineering of plants and how it was ligitimezed by the government was quite interesting.
- The section on how man-made structures can be accepted by ‘nature’ is a very interesting point made by Coates.
- Coates describes nature and wlderness as areas that have been unaffectd by man.
- I believe he says something about how nature will prevail… I think that humans will destroy nature before we’re done.
- The reluctance to admit that the climate change is the cause of the fall of nature is one that I respect as I too do not think that this is the causation of the problems we see.