Dreaming the Biosphere : The Theater of All Possibilities

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-30
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr

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Biosphere 2 Rises From Southern Arizona's High Desert Like an immense greenhouse spaceship. Originally packed with 3,800 carefully selected plant, animal, and insect species, this sealed terrarium holds one of the world's most biodiverse-and artificial-wildernesses. In 1991, a team of scientists and experimental theater performers, four men and four women, locked themselves inside this miniature world. They vowed not to come out for two years. In a new riff on an ancient dream, their survival would depend entirely on whether they could learn to cooperate, with each other and with their created wilderness paradise.

Author Biography

Rebecca Reider has worked and written on issues of human and ecological community around the world. Her projects have spanned from Biosphere 2 to indigenous communities in the Amazon to New Zealand, where she currently works with organic farmers. She holds a BA in the History of Science from Harvard University and a Masters in Environmental Science from Yale.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Dramatis Personaep. xi
Prologuep. 1
Seedsp. 13
Create and Runp. 43
Genesisp. 65
The Power of Lifep. 105
Pioneeringp. 143
Through The Looking Glassp. l65
The Human Experimentp. 187
The Reset Buttonp. 215
The New New Worldp. 229
The Theater Of All Possibilitiesp. 259
Notesp. 283
Selected Bibliographyp. 296
Indexp. 300
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