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Landscape with figures : nature and culture in New England

Author: Kent C Ryden
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001.
Series: American land and life series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traveling across the invisible landscape in which we imaginatively dwell, Kent Ryden--himself a most careful listener and reader--asks the following questions. What categories of meaning do we read into our surroundings? What forms of expression serve as the most reliable maps to understanding those meanings?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ryden, Kent C., 1959-
Landscape with figures.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001027988
(OCoLC)47044933
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kent C Ryden
ISBN: 1587294060 9781587294068 0877457883 9780877457886 9780877457879 0877457875
OCLC Number: 56352151
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 317 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Big Trees and Back Yards: Time, Landscape, and the Borders of Nature --
Landscape with Figures: Land and Tradition in American Nature Writing --
Sea Green: Ethics and Environment in New England Coastal Fiction --
"A Labyrinth of Errors": Thoreau, Cartography, and The Maine Woods --
A Walk in the Woods: Art and Artifact in a New England Forest --
Redesigning the River: Nature, Technology, and the Cumberland and Oxford Canal --
Natural Landscapes, Cultural Regions; or, What Is Natural about New England?
Series Title: American land and life series.
Responsibility: Kent C. Ryden ; foreword by Wayne Franklin.

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Kent Ryden does not deny that the landscape of New England is shaped by centuries of humans, but he also believes that nature is everywhere. In this work he dissolves the border between culture and  Read more...

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