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The wilderness debate rages on : continuing the great new wilderness debate

Author: Michael P Nelson; J Baird Callicott
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
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Includes one of the best works done on the concept of wilderness, underappreciated essays from the early twentieth century that offer an alternative vision of the concept and importance of  Read more...


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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Nelson; J Baird Callicott
ISBN: 9780820327402 0820327409 9780820331713 0820331716
OCLC Number: 212017684
Description: xv, 723 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Introduction: The Growth of Wilderness Seeds" / Michael P. Nelson and J. Baird Callicott --
pt. 1. Unreceived Wilderness Idea: The Road Not Taken --
"Animal Life as an Asset of National Parks" / Joseph Grinnell and Tracy I. Storer --
"The Need for a More Serious Effort to Rescue a Few Fragments of Vanishing Nature" / Francis B. Sumner --
"Importance of Natural Conditions in National Parks" / Barrington Moore --
"The Importance of Preserving Wilderness Conditions" / Charles C. Adams --
"Problems of Geographical Origin," from Fauna of the National Parks of the United States: A Preliminary Survey of Faunal Relations in National Parks / George M. Wright, Joseph S. Dixon and Ben H. Thompson --
"Big Game of Our National Parks" / George M. Wright --
"The Preservation of Natural Biotic Communities" / Victor E. Shelford --
"Conservation versus Preservation" / Victor E. Shelford --
"Wilderness as a Land Laboratory" / Aldo Leopold --
"Science, Recreation, and Leopold's Quest for a Durable Scale" / Julianne Lutz Warren --
"The Value of Wilderness to Science" / Stephen H. Spurr --
"From Woodcraft to 'Leave No Trace': Wilderness, Consumerism, and Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America" / James Morton Turner --
"Wilderness Preservation Argument 31: The Psychotherapy at a Distance Argument" / Mark P. Jenkins --
pt. 2. Race, Class, Culture, and Wilderness --
"Imagining Nature and Erasing Class and Race: Carleton Watkins, John Muir, and the Construction of Wilderness" / Kevin DeLuca and Anne Demo --
"Jackfish Pete: Pete LaPrairie's Story" / Lynn Maria Laitala --
"Wilderness Preservation and Biodiversity Conservation: Keeping Divergent Goals Distinct" / Sahotra Sarkar --
"Cross-Cultural Confusion: Application of World Heritage Concepts in Scenic and Historic Interest Areas in China" / Feng Han --
"Recycled Rain Forest Myths" / Antonio Carlos Diegues --
"A Willing Benefactor: An Essay on Wilderness in Nilotic and Bantu Culture" / G.W. Burnett, Regine Joulie-Kuttner and Kamuyu wa Kang'ethe --
"What Is Africa to Me? Wilderness in Black Thought, 1860-1930" / Kimberly K. Smith --
"African-American Wildland Memories" / Cassandra Y. Johnson and J.M. Bowker --
pt. 3. Wilderness Idea Roundly Criticized and Defended ... Again --
"Is Nature Real?" / Gary Snyder --
"Contemporary Criticisms of the Received Wilderness Idea" / J. Baird Callicott --
"The Real Wilderness Idea" / Dave Foreman --
"Changing Human Relationships with Nature: Making and Remaking Wilderness Science" / Jill M. Belsky --
"The Not-So-Great Wilderness Debate ... Continued" / David W. Orr --
"On Wilderness and People: A View from Mt. Marcy" / Wayne Ouderkirk --
"Something Wild? Deleuze and Guattari, Wilderness, and Purity" / Jonathan Maskit --
"Wild: Rhythm of the Appearing and Disappearing" / Irene J. Klaver --
"Against the Social Construction of Nature and Wilderness" / Eileen Crist --
"Wilderness, Cultivation and Appropriation" / John O'Neill --
"Conservation Biologists Challenge Traditional Nature Protection Organizations" / Michael McCloskey --
pt. 4. Thinking through the Wilderness Idea --
"Wilderness" / Marilynne Robinson --
"The Implication of the 'Shifting Paradigm' in Ecology for Paradigm Shifts in the Philosophy of Conservation" / J. Baird Callicott --
"Hell, No. Of Course Not. But ..." / Wendell Berry --
"Wilderness as a Sabbath for the Land" / Scott Russell Sanders --
"Distinguishing Experiential and Physical Conceptions of Wilderness" / John A. Vucetich and Michael P. Nelson --
"The Riddle of the Apostle Islands: How Do You Manage a Wilderness Full of Human Stories?" / William Cronon --
"Letting Nature Run Wild in the National Parks" / Rolf O. Peterson --
"Ecological Theory and Values in the Determination of Conservation Goals: Examples from Temperate Regions of Germany, United States of America, and Chile" / Kurt Jax and Ricardo Rozzi --
"Wilderness as Witness (Cape Perpetua)" / Kathleen Dean Moore.
Responsibility: edited by Michael P. Nelson and J. Baird Callicott.
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Introduction. The growth of wilderness seeds / Michael P. Nelson and J. Baird Callicott -- Part I. The unreceived wilderness idea: the road not taken -- Animal life as an asset of national parks / Joseph Grinnel and Tracy I. Storer -- The need for a more serious effort to rescue a few fragments of vanishing nature / Francis B. Summer -- Importance of natural conditions in national parks / Barrington Moore -- The importance of preserving wilderness conditions / Charles C. Adams -- Problems of geographical origin / George M. Wright, Joseph S. Dixon and Ben H. Thompson -- Big game of our national parks / George M. Wright -- The preservation of natural biotic communities / Victor E. Shelford -- Conservation versus preservation / Victor E. Shelford -- Wilderness as a land laboratory / Aldo Leopold -- Science, recreation and Leopold's quest for a durable scale / Julianne Lutz Warren -- The value of wilderness to science / Stephen H. Spurr -- From woodcraft to 'leave no trace': wilderness, consumerism and environmentalism in 20th century America / James Morton Turner -- Wilderness preservation argument 31: the psychotherapy at a distance argument / Mark P. Jenkins -- Part II. Race, class, culture and wilderness -- Imagining nature and erasing class and race: Carleton Watkins, John Muir and the construction of wilderness / Kevin DeLuca and Anne Demo -- Jackfish Pete: Pete LaPrairie's story / Lynn Maria Laitala -- Wilderness perservation and biodiversity conservation: keeping divergent goals distinct / Sahotra Sarkar -- Cross-cultural confusion: application of world heritage concepts in scenic and historic interest areas in China / Feng Han -- Recycled rain forest myths / Antonio Carlos Diegues -- A willing benefactor: an essay on wilderness in Nilotic and Bantu culture / G.W. Burnett, Regine Joulié-Küttner and Kamuyu wa Kang'ethe -- What is Africa to me?: wilderness in black thought, 1860-1930 / Kimberly K. Smith -- African-American wildland memories / Cassandra Y. Johnson and J.M. Bowker -- Part III. The wilderness idea roundly criticized and defended... again -- Is nature real? / Cary Snyder -- Contemporary criticisms of the received wilderness idea / J. Baird Callicott -- The real wilderness idea / Dave Foreman -- Changing human relationships with nature: making and remaking wilderness science / Jill M. Belsky -- The not-so-great wilderness debate... continued / David W. Orr -- On wilderness and people: a view from Mt. Marcy / Wayne Ouderkirk -- Something wild?: Deleuze and Guattari, wilderness and purity / Jonathan Maskit -- Wild: rhythm of the appearing and disappearing / Irene J. Klaver -- Against the social construction of nature and wilderness / Eileen Crist -- Wilderness, cultivation and appropriation / John O'Neill -- Conservation biologists challenge traditional nature protection organizations / Michael McCloskey -- Part IV. Thinking through the wilderness idea -- Wilderness / Marilynne Robinson -- The implication of the 'shifting paradigm' in ecology for paradigm shifts in the philosophy of conservation / J. Baird Callicott -- Hell no. Of course not, but... / Wendell Berry -- Wilderness as a sabbath for the land / Scott Russell Sanders -- Distinguishing experiential and physical conceptions of wilderness / John A. Vucetich and Michael P. Nelson -- The riddle of the Apostle Islands: how do you manage a wilderness full of human stories? / William Cronon -- Letting nature run wild in the national parks / Rolf O. Peterson -- Ecological theory and values in the determination of conservation goals: examples from the temperate regions of Germany, United States of America, and Chile / Kurt Jax and Ricardo Rozzi -- Wilderness as witness (Cape Perpetua) / Kathleen Dean Moore.


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