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"The question now is no longer about the old polarity between nature and culture. The effects of nature and culture on us are intertwined. Each lends something to the other; together they sustain us. The better question is: Where from here? How do we react so smartly to the complex social and natural threats before us that a stranger to our planet, looking back at our history, will be moved to call us a just, courageous and reverent people?"

Barry Lopez, from O, The Oprah Magazine April 2009