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The idea of the forest : German and American perspectives on the culture and politics of trees

Author: Karla L Schultz; Kenneth Scott Calhoon
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1996.
Series: German life and civilization, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Idea of the Forest is a collection of essays originally delivered at the University of Oregon during an interdisciplinary conference on the forest and its role in the political cultures of both Germany and North America. Contributions examine the forest as a site in the imagination as well as the focal point of current political, economic and ecological disputes.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Kongreß
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karla L Schultz; Kenneth Scott Calhoon
ISBN: 082042384X 9780820423845
OCLC Number: 33166102
Notes: Papers based on talks given during a conference at the University of Oregon in 1992.
Description: 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Conversations About Trees / Karla Schultz --
Living with the Forest: Ecology, Community, Economy / Chris Maser --
The Land Ethic in American Forestry: Pinchot and Leopold / Peter List --
"The Death of the Trees Will be the End of Us All": Protests Against the Destruction of German Forests, 1780-1950 / Jost Hermand --
The Lorax Paradigm: Market Systems and Forest Communities / William G. Robbins --
The Tree and the Origin of the Modern Landscape Experience / Helmut J. Schneider --
Goethe's Most Famous Graffito: The Silence of the Birds / Jochen Vogt --
Troping Trees / William Bonney --
Mythical Discourses on Women and Nature: A Critical Perspective / Sabine Wilke --
"The Water Runs Over The Words" / Scott McLean --
Media Images as Environmental Policy: The Spotted Owl Controversy / Jerry F. Medler --
Epilogue: Ausgerechnet Oregon! Cross-Cultural Meditations / Kenneth S. Calhoon.
Series Title: German life and civilization, v. 14.
Responsibility: edited by Karla L. Schultz & Kenneth S. Calhoon.

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The Idea of the Forest is a collection of essays originally delivered at the University of Oregon during an interdisciplinary conference on the forest and its role in the political cultures of both Germany and North America. Contributions examine the forest as a site in the imagination as well as the focal point of current political, economic and ecological disputes.

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