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The Abundant Sea and Her Fates: Texelian Oystermen and the Marine Commons, 1700 to 1932

  • Rob van Ginkel (a1)
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Nature is seen by humans through a screen of beliefs, knowledge, and purposes, and it is in terms of their images of nature, rather than of the actual structure of nature, that they act. Yet, it is upon nature itself that they do act, and it is nature itself that acts upon them, nurturing or destroying them.

Rappaport (1979:97)

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