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Cronon, William

Works: 94 works in 242 publications in 3 languages and 9,509 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Diaries  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: QH31.M9, B
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Most widely held works by William Cronon
Changes in the land : Indians, colonists, and the ecology of New England by William Cronon( Book )

45 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ecological history of colonial New England, looking at how the shift from Indian to European dominance affected the plant and animal communities of the region
Nature's metropolis : Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the American frontier and city developed together by focusing on Chicago and tracing its roots from Native American habitation to its transformation by white settlement and development
Uncommon ground : toward reinventing nature by Reinventing nature (Seminar)( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature: the wilderness that environmentalists try to protect from industrial despoliation; the spectacular national parks where people seek refuge from their everyday urban lives; the endangered plants and animals that now need the shelter of science and law to survive; the rain forests, mountains, deserts, oceans, rivers, and lakes we would like to see as unspoiled, unchanging
Under an open sky : rethinking America's Western past by William Cronon( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the American West is being transformed by exciting new ideas, new questions, new scholarship. For many years this field was dominated by popular images of the lone cowboy and the savage Indian, and by Frederick Jackson Turner's concept of the frontier as a steadily advancing source of democracy and social renewal. But now historians and even the merchants of popular culture are reshaping our views of the frontier and the West by taking up a rich array of new subjects, including the stories of diverse peoples as well as the history of the land itself. A new generation of scholars is reformulating the broader questions also: what was the significance of the frontier in American history? what are the bases of western identity? what themes connect the twentieth-century West to its more distant past?" "The transformation of western history continues to be an open-ended, turbulent process. The original essays in this volume are reports from the frontier of change. In their diverging assumptions and conclusions, they reflect the vitality of this field. They succeed when they make the case for new questions and suggest possible answers. They advocate no single agenda. But taken together they well represent the passion and high craft with which scholars are creating a new western history."--BOOK JACKET
Public power, private dams : the Hells Canyon High Dam controversy by Karl Boyd Brooks( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Public Power, Private Dams, Karl Brooks makes an important contribution not only to the history of the Pacific Northwest and the region's anadromous fisheries but also to the environmental history of the United States in the period after World War II."--Jacket
Dreaming of sheep in Navajo country by Marsha L Weisiger( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ambitious, masterful work that addresses fundamental issues about relationships of power between the state and the people it attempts to control, the relationship between nature and cultures, and conflicts between different ways of narrating stories." - Sherry L. Smith, Southern Methodist University
My first summer in the Sierra by John Muir( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservation movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. My first summer in the Sierra (1911) is based on Muir's original journals and sketches of his 1869 stay in the Sierras. Hired to supervise a San Joaquin sheep owner's flock at the headwaters of the Merced and Tulomne Rivers, Muir sets out for the mountains in June, returning to the Valley in September. He describes the flora and fauna of the mountains as well as his visits to Yosemite and his climbs of Mt. Hoffman and other peaks in the range
Chicago the building of an entrepôt city( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using maps, diagrams, paintings, rare photographs, and archival film clips, this program examines the settlement and growth of Chicago during the 19th and early 20th centuries
Nature writings : the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays by John Muir( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir made himself America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a visionary prophet of environmental awareness, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West. Nature Writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume." "The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) is Muir's account of growing up by the sea in Scotland, of coming to America with his family at age eleven, and of his early fascination with the natural world. My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) is his famous account of the spiritual awakening he experienced when, 1869, he first encountered the mountains and valleys of central California. The Mountains of California (1894) draws on half a lifetime of exploration of the high Sierra country to celebrate and evoke the region's lakes, forests, flowers, and animals in a masterpiece of observation and poetic description." "Also included are the widely popular "Stickeen" (1909), Muir's affectionate story of an adventure with a dog in Alaska, and a rich selection of essays - including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the late appeal "Save the Redwoods"--Highlighting various aspects of his career: his exploration of what became Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks and the Grand Canyon, his successful crusades to preserve the wilderness, his early walking tour to Florida, and the Alaska journey of 1879"--Jacket
Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part documentary portrait of the life and work of architecture giant Frank Lloyd Wright, a brilliant, arrogant figure unbowed by scandal and personal tragedy. Part 1 reviews his early personal life and the beginning of his career. Also presents Wright's early architectural creations in the terraced "prairie houses" built in suburban Chicago in the early 1900s, the Larkin Building in New York, the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Ill., Taliesin East in Wisconsin and the Imperial Hotel in Japan
Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part documentary portrait of the life and work of architecture giant Frank Lloyd Wright, a brilliant, arrogant figure unbowed by scandal and personal tragedy. Part 2 continues to review his turbulent personal life and the advance of his career. Examines Wright's architectural creations of Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, Taliesin West in Arizona and the controversial design of the Guggenheim Museum
Car country : an environmental history by Christopher W Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most people in the United States, going almost anywhere begins with reaching for the car keys. This is true, Christopher Wells argues, because the United States is Car Country-a nation dominated by landscapes that are difficult, inconvenient, and often even unsafe to navigate by those who are not sitting behind the wheel of a car. The prevalence of car-dependent landscapes seems perfectly natural to us today, but it is, in fact, a relatively new historical development. In Car Country, Wells rejects the idea that the nation's automotive status quo can be explained as a simple byproduct of an ardent love affair with the automobile. Instead, he takes readers on a lively tour of the evolving American landscape, charting the ways that new transportation policies and land-use practices have combined to reshape nearly every element of the built environment around the easy movement of automobiles. From the dawn of the motor age to the establishment of the Interstate Highway System and the rise of the suburbs, Wells untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment, allowing readers to see the everyday world in a completely new way. The result is a history that is essential for understanding American transportation and land-use issues today. -- Book jacket
Repensando la naturaleza : encuentros y desencuentros disciplinarios en torno a lo ambiental by Seminario Internacional de Historia Ambiental( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountain gloom and mountain glory; the development of the aesthetics of the infinite by Marjorie Hope Nicolson( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To English poets and writers of the seventeenth century, as to their predecessors, mountains were ugly protuberances which disfigured nature and threatened the symmetry of earth; they were symbols of God's wrath. Yet, less than two centuries later the romantic poets sang in praise of mountain splendor, of glorious heights that stirred their souls to divine ecstasy. In this very readable and fascinating study, Marjorie Hope Nicolson considers the intellectual renaissance at the close of the seventeenth century that caused the shift from mountain gloom to mountain glory. She examines various writers from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries and traces both the causes and the process of this drastic change in perception
A storied wilderness : rewilding the Apostle Islands by James W Feldman( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Apostle Islands are a solitary place of natural beauty, with red sandstone cliffs, secluded beaches, and a rich and unique forest surrounded by the cold, blue waters of Lake Superior. But this seemingly pristine wilderness has been shaped and reshaped by humans. The people who lived and worked in the Apostles built homes, cleared fields, and cut timber in the island forests. The consequences of human choices made more than a century ago can still be read in today's wild landscapes
Planning another century of good government : the Wisconsin idea in the twenty-first century by William Cronon( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost wolves of Japan by Brett L Walker( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving nature, fearing the state : environmentalism and antigovernment politics before Reagan by Brian Allen Drake( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tangled roots : the Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics by Sarah Mittlefehldt( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Appalachian Trail, a thin ribbon of wilderness running through the densely populated eastern United States, offers a refuge from modern society and a place apart from human ideas and institutions. But as environmental historian and thru-hiker Sarah Mittlefehldt argues, the trail is also a conduit for community engagement and a model for public-private cooperation and environmental stewardship. In Tangled Roots, Mittlefehldt tells the story of the trail's creation. The project was one of the first in which the National Park Service attempted to create public wilderness space within heavily populated, privately owned lands. Originally a regional grassroots endeavor, under federal leadership the trail project retained unprecedented levels of community involvement. As citizen volunteers came together and entered into conversation with the National Parks Service, boundaries between 'local' and 'nonlocal,' 'public' and 'private,' 'amateur' and 'expert' frequently broke down. Today, as Mittlefehldt tells us, the Appalachian Trail remains an unusual hybrid of public and private efforts and an inspiring success story of environmental protection"--Book jacket
The wilderness writings of Howard Zahniser by Howard Zahniser( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Howard Zahniser (1906-1964), executive secretary of The Wilderness Society and editor of The Living Wilderness from 1945 to 1964, is arguably the person most responsible for drafting and promoting the Wilderness Act in 1964. The act, which created the National Wilderness Preservation System, was the culmination of Zahniser's years of tenacious lobbying and his work with conservationists across the nation. In 1964, fifty-four wilderness areas in thirteen states were part of the system; today the number has grown to 757 areas, protecting more than a hundred million acres in forty-four states and Puerto Rico. Zahniser's passion for wild places and his arguments for their preservation were communicated through radio addresses, magazine articles, speeches, and congressional testimony. An eloquent and often poetic writer, he seized every opportunity to make the case for the value of wilderness to people, communities, and the nation. Despite his unquestioned importance and the power of his prose, the best of Zahniser's wilderness writings have never before been gathered in a single volume. This indispensable collection makes available in one place essays and other writings that played a vital role in persuading Congress and the American people that wilderness in the United States deserved permanent protection. Mark Harvey, author of the standard biography of Zahniser, provides prefaces to the essays that outline the contexts in which they were written as well as a general introduction to the man whose vision, decency, and quiet passion shine from the pages of this book. Mark Harvey is professor of history at North Dakota State University and the author of Wilderness Forever : Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act and A Symbol of Wilderness : Echo Park and the American Conservation Movement; "Howard Zahniser authored the Wilderness Act of 1964 and was its most tireless advocate. A quiet, self-effacing man who felt no need to call attention to himself, he was also a graceful and eloquent writer whose essays--widely scattered in hard-to-find periodicals--deserve to be much more widely read than they have been. This first-ever anthology gathers his most important wilderness writings into a single volume to make them available to modern readers as never before"--William Cronon"--
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Alternative Names
Cronon, Bill

Cronon, William Bill 1954-

Cronon, William J.

William Cronon

William Cronon Historian

William Cronon US-amerikanischer Umwelthistoriker und Autor

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English (151)

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Italian (4)

Nature's metropolis : Chicago and the Great WestUncommon ground : toward reinventing natureUnder an open sky : rethinking America's Western pastPublic power, private dams : the Hells Canyon High Dam controversyDreaming of sheep in Navajo countryMy first summer in the SierraNature writings : the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essaysMountain gloom and mountain glory; the development of the aesthetics of the infinite