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Natural states : the environmental imagination in Maine, Oregon, and the nation

Author: Richard William Judd; Christopher S Beach
Publisher: Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, ©2003.
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"Natural States reconstructs the environmental imagination from public commentary, legislative records, and other documents. Contrasting preservationist, romantic, pastoral, nostalgic, and utilitarian concepts of nature, the authors demonstrate how tensions from competing ideals sustained the environmental movement, contributed to its successes, but also limited its achievements. They provide unique detail about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Judd, Richard William.
Natural states.
Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, ©2003
(DLC) 2003003696
(OCoLC)51810401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard William Judd; Christopher S Beach
ISBN: 9781936331512 1936331519 9781136524592 1136524592
OCLC Number: 670429638
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Environment) 2004
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 320 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Folk and nature : pastoral landscapes in the postwar world --
Politicizing the pastoral ideal : the clean-waters campaigns --
Rivers, wildness, and redemptive play : preserving the Rogue and the Allagash --
Saving nature's icons : the Maine coast and the Oregon beaches --
Navigating the natural state : nature, recreation, and river corridor planning --
Bridge to ecotopia : local control and statewide land-use planning --
A view across the golf links : pastoralism in an era of declining civic engagement --
The environmental imagination and the future of the environmental movement.
Responsibility: Richard W. Judd and Christopher S. Beach.
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Defines the environmental imagination as the attempt to secure 'a sense of freedom, permanence, and authenticity through communion with nature'. This book reconstructs the environmental imagination  Read more...

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