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Wilderness and the American mind

Author: Roderick Nash; Char Miller
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, cop. 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 5ème éditionView all editions and formats
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Includes a preface and epilogue that brings Wilderness and the American Mind into dialogue with contemporary debates about wilderness. This is a study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick Nash; Char Miller
ISBN: 9780300190380 0300190387 0300153503 9780300153507
OCLC Number: 881815581
Description: 1 vol. (XXII-409 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Char Miller ; Preface to the fifth edition : fifty years in the wilderness ; Prologue : the condition of wilderness ; Old World roots of opinion ; A wilderness condition ; The romantic wilderness ; The American wilderness ; Henry David Thoreau : philosopher ; Preserve the wilderness! ; Wilderness preserved ; John Muir : publicizer ; The wilderness cult ; Hetch Hetchy ; Aldo Leopold : prophet ; Decisions for permanence ; Toward a philosophy of wilderness ; Alaska ; The irony of victory ; The international perspective ; Epilogue to the fifth edition : island civilization.
Responsibility: Roderick Frazier Nash ; foreword by Char Miller.
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