By Irwin Altman
In the 1st volumes of the sequence we elected to hide a vast spectrum of subject matters within the surroundings and behaviour box, starting from theoretical to utilized, and together with disciplinary, interdiscipli nary, and professionally similar themes. Chapters in those prior vol umes handled relaxation and game, the aged, own area, aesthetics, power, behavioral techniques to environmental difficulties, methodological concerns, social symptoms, commercial settings, etc. Chapters have been written via psychologists, sociologists, geogra phers, and different social scientists, and via authors from expert layout fields resembling city making plans, operations learn, panorama structure, and so forth. Our target in those first volumes was once to give a sampling of components within the rising atmosphere and behaviour box and to provide readers a few perception into the range of analysis and theoretical views that represent the sphere. starting with the current quantity, our efforts could be directed at a sequence of thematic volumes. the current number of chapters is targeted on childrens and the surroundings, and, up to attainable, we invited contributions that mirror various theoretical and em pirical views in this subject. the following quantity within the sequence, now in education, will handle the realm of "culture and the surroundings. " feedback for attainable destiny themes are welcome. Irwin Altman Joachim F.
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P. 219) In the antebellum South the slave child enjoyed freedom in the midst of nature no less than the white child did. They were often playmates, and together they roamed the plantation or went hunting, fishing, berry picking, or raiding watermelon and potato patches (Blassingame, 1972, p. 95). As farms are mechanized and people abandon agriculture for city life, fewer and fewer American children experience the kind of intimacy with nature that is captured in the childhood reminiscences and literature of an earlier period.