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Paul Howe Shepard, Jr. (1926 – July 27, 1996) was an American environmentalist and author best known for introducing the "Pleistocene paradigm" to deep ecology. His works have attempted to establish a normative framework in terms of evolutionary theory and developmental psychology. He offers a critique of sedentism/civilization and advocates modeling human lifestyles on those of nomadic prehistoric humans. He explores the connections between domestication, language, and cognition.

Based on his early study of modern ethnographic literature examining contemporary nature-based peoples, Shepard created a developmental model for understanding the role of sustained contact with nature in healthy human psychological development, positing that humans, having spent 99% of their social history in hunting and gathering environments, are therefore evolutionarily dependent on nature for proper emotional and psychological growth and development. Drawing from ideas of neoteny, Shepard postulated that many humans in post-agricultural society are often not fully mature, but are trapped in infantilism or an adolescent state.

He died of lung cancer on July 21, 1996 in Salt Lake City.

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Total Books: 25
Where We Belong Beyond Abstraction in Perceiving Nature
2009 - Where We Belong Beyond Abstraction in Perceiving Nature (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780820333458
ISBN-10: 082033345X
Genres: Nonfiction, Outdoors & Nature

Traces of an Omnivore
2006 - Traces of an Omnivore (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781597261104
ISBN-10: 1597261106

Coming Home to the Pleistocene
Man in the Landscape A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature
Encounters with Nature Essays By Paul Shepard
Nature and Madness
1998 - Nature and Madness (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780820319803
ISBN-10: 0820319805
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation, Outdoors & Nature

The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game
The Others How Animals Made Us Human
1997 - The Others How Animals Made Us Human (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781559634342
ISBN-10: 1559634340
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation

The Only World We've Got  A Paul Shepard Reader
The Sacred Paw
1985 - The Sacred Paw (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670151332
ISBN-10: 0670151335

Thinking Animals
1978 - Thinking Animals (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670700615
ISBN-10: 0670700614
Genre: Science & Math

Subversive Science Essays Toward an Ecology of Man
1969 - Subversive Science Essays Toward an Ecology of Man (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780395053997
ISBN-10: 0395053994