"Our society really left home when we placed boundaries between ourselves and the earth, when we moved en mass inside totally artificial, reconstructed, mediated worlds- huge concrete cities and suburbs- and we aggressively ripped up and redesigned the natural world. By now, nature has literally receded from our view and diminished in size. We have lost contact with our roots. As a culture, we don't know where we came from; we're not aware we are part of something larger than ourselves. Nor can we easily find places that reveal natural processes still at work".

- Jerry Mander
In the Absence of the Sacred
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