The Human Center is nine essays on American history, nature-nurture, instinct, spirituality, trade, human scale, space, and near equality. The Human Center describes how we are still tribal beings. More
The ‘human center’ is a metaphorical expression for the many innate, intuitive feelings that are almost certainly universal (global, actually) among people. This book describes a few of these feelings. Nine history essays, told in story-like fashion, begin at about 150 years ago and gradually lead the reader from today’s familiar large scale American perspective toward the perspective of a small scale tribe. The book cannot be summarized beyond this. It can only be read. Key words: Instinct, near equality, outdoors, small scale, tribal, universal.
Robert Baller is an ecologist who lives in Beloit, Wisconsin. He has worked for state, county, and local governments, and for private environmental firms. His primary interest is ecological recovery. He is an avid volunteer for civic causes.