Introduction: The Turning1. Biosemiotics: Towards an Ecological Ontology of Sign Relations2. The Wrecked Vessel and Earth Repudiation: Gnosticism, Nominalism and the Semiotic Scaffolding of Modern Scientific Consciousness3. The Lightest Burden: The Aesthetic Abductions of Biosemiotics4. A Feeling for Life: Natural and Cultural Ecologies and the Orders of Discourse5. A Connoisseur of Magical Coincidences: Chance, Creativity and Poiesis from a Biosemiotic Perspective6. Expecting the Earth: A New Animism, the Technological Object and Gilbert Simondon
Wendy Wheeler is Professor Emeritus of English Literature and Cultural Inquiry at London Metropolitan University and is currently a Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, University of London and in the School of Art, Environment and Cultural Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia where she is the London member of the Art, Ecology, Globalisation and the Interpretation of Science research group.