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Landscapes of culture and nature

Author: Rodney James Giblett
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a bold and exciting exploration of the relationship and interactions between humans, the human landscape and the earth, looking at a diverse range of case studies from the nineteenth-century city to the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney James Giblett
ISBN: 9780230235847 0230235840
OCLC Number: 458890922
Description: xii, 205 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Quaking zone : where body, land, and mind meet --
Alligators, crocodiles, and the monstrous uncanny --
The nether world of the uncanny city of dreadful night --
Earth and water in the slime of World War I trench warfare --
Fire and air in the sublime bombing of World War II aerial warfare --
The elements and the senses in world warfare --
Wilderness to wasteland : the sublime, the picturesque, and the uncanny in the photography of the American West --
Shooting the sunburnt country, the land of sweeping plains, the rugged mountains ranges : the role of Australian landscape and wilderness photography in promoting environmental sustainability and in forming a new national identity --
Land health and mental health : a new field for research nurturing biodiversity and well-being on farms --
Terrifying prospects and resources of hope : minescapes, timescapes, and the aesthetics of the future --
A natural history of natural, unnatural, and national disasters --
Black and white water : cross-cultural colour-coding of the life-blood of the earth-body.
Responsibility: Rod Giblett.

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