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Germany's nature : cultural landscapes and environmental history

Author: Thomas M Lekan; Thomas Zeller
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Germany boasts one of the strongest environmental records in the world. The Rhine River is cleaner than it has been in decades, recycling is considered a civic duty, and German manufacturers of pollution-control technology export their products around the globe. Yet, little has been written about the country's remarkable environmental history, and even less of that research is available in English." "Now, for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Lekan; Thomas Zeller
ISBN: 9780813536675 0813536677
OCLC Number: 57626310
Description: vii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Landscape of German Environmental History / Thomas Lekan and Thomas Zeller --
Part 1: Seeing Like a State: Water, Forests, and Power. Germany as a Focus of European 'Particularities' in Environmental History / Joachim Radkau --
Conviction and Constraint: Hydraulic Engineers and Amelioration Projects in Nineteenth-Century Prussia / Rita Gudermann --
A Sylvan People: Wilhelmine Forestry and the Forest as a Symbol of Germandom / Michael Imort --
Forestry and the German Imperial Imagination: Conflicts over Forest Use in German East Africa / Thaddeus Sunseri --
Part 2: The Cultural Landscapes of Home. Organic Machines: Cars, Drivers, and Nature from Imperial to Nazi Germany / Rudy Koshar --
Biology --
Heimat --
Family: Nature and Gender in German Natural History Museums around 1900 / Susanne Köstering --
Part 3: The Politics of Conservation. Indication and Identification: On the History of Bird Protection in Germany, 1800-1918 / Friedemann Schmoll --
Protecting Nature Between Democracy and Dictatorship: The Changing Ideology of the Bourgeois Conservationist Movement, 1925-1935 / John Alexander Williams --
Protecting Nature in a Divided Nation: Conservation in the Two Germanys, 1945-1972 / Sandra Chaney.
Responsibility: Thomas Lekan, Thomas Zeller, editors.
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