Steps to an Ecology By Gregory Bateson
Gregory Bateson was a thinker, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, in addition to the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead. With a brand new foreword by his daughter Mary Katherine Bateson, this traditional anthology of his main work will proceed to delight and inform generations of readers. “This assortment quantities to a retrospective exhibition of a working life. . . . Bateson has come to this place throughout a profession that carried him not solely into anthropology, for which he was first skilled, however into psychiatry, genetics, and communication principle. . . . He . . . examines the character of the thoughts, seeing it not as a nebulous one thing, someway lodged someplace in the physique of every man, however as a community of interactions relating the person along with his society and his species and with the universe at massive.”―D. W. Harding, New York Evaluation of Books “[Bateson’s] view of the world, of science, of tradition, and of man is huge and difficult. His efforts at synthesis are tantalizingly and cryptically suggestive. . . .This can be a e book we must always all learn and ponder.”―Roger Keesing, American Anthropologist.