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Agriculture: large-scale cultivation of the land, with resulting specialization of labor, domestication of plants and animals, identification with one’s sedentery social group, and a radical separation from the natural world.

Anthropocentric Detour: deep ecologist George Sessions’ term for the ideological turn of mind Western civilization has taken, accompanied by occasional opportunities to return to a less human-centered way of viewing the world (e.g., Maimonides’ belief that the world was good before humans were created, and Spinoza’s thought that mind is found throughout nature).

For many deep ecologists, regarding the natural world only for what it does for us exhibits a regrettable immaturity.

Angle of Repose: the steepest angle that slope, rock, or detritus material settles into without toppling.

Builders of flood-prone roads and sliding hillside homes in California ignore the angle of repose so often that it could be renamed the angle of depose.

Often has the effect of making the bed of a stream or flood plain rise.

Also, a phase of forest biomass accumulation in the years that follow a harvest.

Greeks and Romans once thought a "genius loci" or spirit of place inhabited every hill, grove, and stream. The modern counterpart is panpsychism, the idea that all things possess qualities of mindfulness or psyche.