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Cronon, William

Overview
Works: 86 works in 214 publications in 2 languages and 8,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Conference proceedings  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: 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 )
34 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[This book offers an] interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. [In the book, the author] constructs [an] interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.-Back cover
Nature's metropolis : Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 1,751 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
Under an open sky : rethinking America's Western past by William Cronon ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 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
Uncommon ground : toward reinventing nature ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These conceptions of nature, so familiar and powerful that we take them for granted, are deeply flawed because they too often leave people out of the picture. The original essays in this volume, by leading scholars from many disciplines, examine the problems that flow from a viewpoint that severs human beings and human activities from their place in nature. The essays draw on evidence from many corners of our cultural landscape, from the parks of Frederick Law Olmsted to the cool confines of The Nature Company's stores, from the Amazon rain forest and the Garden of Eden to the virtual world of cyberspace. Together, they point toward new environmental values that affirm a responsible human place in nature. On such a foundation we can meet the challenges of the present and build an environmentalism for the twenty-first century
Uncommon ground : rethinking the human place in nature by Reinventing nature (Seminar) ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 594 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. These conceptions of nature, so familiar and powerful that we take them for granted, are deeply flawed because they too often leave people out of the picture. The original essays in this volume, by leading scholars from many disciplines, examine the problems that flow from a viewpoint that severs human beings and human activities from their place in nature. The essays draw on evidence from many corners of our cultural landscape, from the parks of Frederick Law Olmsted to the cool confines of The Nature Company's stores, from the Amazon rain forest and the Garden of Eden to the virtual world of cyberspace. Together, they point toward new environmental values that affirm a responsible human place in nature. On such a foundation we can meet the challenges of the present and build an environmentalism for the twenty-first century
Dreaming of sheep in Navajo country by Marsha L Weisiger ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 390 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."--BOOK JACKET
The lost wolves of Japan by Brett L Walker ( )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Tangled roots : the Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics by Sarah Mittlefehldt ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 169 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
My first summer in the Sierra by John Muir ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 128 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
Through use of 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. Monumental projects designed to offset the city's high water table, remedy the chronic traffic congestion of the Loop, divert sewage to the Mississippi River and beautify the waterfront are discussed
Frank Lloyd Wright ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 42 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
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 )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 35 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."--BOOK JACKET
Frank Lloyd Wright ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 35 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
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 15 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 14 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
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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A storied wilderness rewilding the Apostle Islands by James W Feldman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How should we understand and value wild places with human pasts? James Feldman argues convincingly that such places provide the opportunity to rethink the human place in nature.The Apostle Islands are an ideal setting for telling the national story of how we came to equate human activity with the loss of wilderness characteristics when in reality all of our cherished wild places are the products of the complicated interactions between human and natural history."--pub. desc
Where land & water meet : a Western landscape transformed by Nancy Langston ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Water and land interrelate in surprising and ambiguous ways, and riparian zones, where land and water meet, have effects far outside their boundaries. Using the Malheur Basin in southeastern Oregon as a case study, this intriguing and nuanced book explores the ways people have envisioned boundaries between water and land, the ways they have altered these places, and the often unintended results. -- from back cover
Iceland imagined nature, culture, and storytelling in the North Atlantic by Karen Oslund ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This transformation was accomplished by state-sponsored natural histories of Iceland which explained that the monsters described in medieval and Renaissance travel accounts did not really exist, and by artists who painted the Icelandic landscapes to reflect their fertile and regulated qualities. Literary scholars and linguists who came to Iceland and Greenland in the nineteenth century related the stories and the languages of the "wild North" to those of their home countries."--publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Cronon, Bill
Cronon, William Bill 1954-
Cronon, William J.
William Cronon
クロノン, ウィリアム
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English (134)
Spanish (5)
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