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Uncommon ground : toward reinventing nature

Author: William Cronon
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Nature: the wilderness that environmentalists try to protect from industrial despoliation; the spectacular national parks where people seek refuge from their everyday urban lives; the endangered plants and animals that now need the shelter of science and law to survive; the rain forests, mountains, deserts, oceans, rivers, and lakes we would like to see as unspoiled, unchanging.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Cronon
ISBN: 0393038726 9780393038729 0393315118 9780393315110
OCLC Number: 32013740
Description: 561 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : in search of nature / William Cronon --
The trouble with wilderness; or, Getting back to the wrong nature / William Cronon --
Constructing nature : the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted / Anne Whiston Spirn --
Amazonia as Edenic narrative / Candace Slater --
Reinventing Eden : western culture as a recovery narrative / Carolyn Merchant --
"Are you an environmentalist or do you work for a living?" : work and nature / Richard White --
Looking for nature at the mall : a field guide to the Nature Company / Jennifer Price --
"Touch the magic" / Susan G. Davis --
Ecological fragmentation in the fifties / Michael G. Barbour --
On the search for a root cause : essentialist tendencies in environmental discourse / Jeffrey C. Ellis --
Whose nature? The contested moral terrain of ancient forests / James D. Proctor --
Nature as community : the convergence of environment and social justice / Giovanna Di Chiro --
Universal donors in a vampire culture : it's all in the family : biological kinship categories in the twentieth-century United States / Donna J. Haraway --
Reinventing common nature : Yosemite and Mount Rushmore-a meandering tale of a double nature / Kenneth R. Olwig --
Simulated nature and natural simulations : rethinking the relation between the beholder and the world / N. Katherine Hayles --
Toward a philosophy of nature / Robert P. Harrison.
Responsibility: William Cronon, editor.

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Argues that attempting to exclude humans from their place in nature is no solution to our environmental problems. Instead, environmental advocates should help us live in a sustainable relationship  Read more...

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The best kind of book, one that shocks the reader into entirely fresh ways of thinking. --Michael Pollan"

 
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