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Landscapes of promise : the Oregon story, 1800-1940

Author: William G Robbins
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1997.
Series: Weyerhaeuser environmental book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Landscapes of Promise is the first comprehensive environmental history of the early years of a state that has long been associated with environmental protection. Covering the period from early human habitation to the end of World War II, William Robbins shows that the reality of Oregon's environmental history involves far more than a discussion of timber cutting and land-use planning. Robbins demonstrates that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William G Robbins
ISBN: 0295976322 9780295976327 0295979011 9780295979014
OCLC Number: 36857357
Awards: Short-listed for Oregon Book Awards (Nonfiction) 1998
Description: xvii, 392 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The essence of place --
The early historic period, 1800-1850. The native ecological context ; The great divide --
Settler occupation and the advent of industrialism, 1850-1890. Prescripting the landscape ; Technology and abundance ; Into the hinterland --
Extending the industrial infrastructure, 1890-1940. Nature's industries and the rhetoric of industrialism ; Industrializing the woodlands ; Engineering nature ; Toward systemic change --
Epilogue: One moment in time.
Series Title: Weyerhaeuser environmental book.
Responsibility: William G. Robbins ; foreword by William Cronon.

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