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American wilderness : a new history

Author: Michael L Lewis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Ch. 1. American Wilderness--An Introduction, Michael Lewis. Ch. 2. American Wilderness and First Contact, Melanie Perreault. Ch. 3. Religion "Irradiates" the Wilderness, Mark Stoll. Ch. 4. Farm Against Forest, Steven Stoll. Ch. 5. Natural History, Romanticism, and Thoreau, Bradley P. Dean. Ch. 6. The Fate of Wilderness in American Landscape Art: The Dilemmas of "Nature's Nation", Angela Miller. Ch. 7. Wilderness  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
American wilderness.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006048320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Lewis
ISBN: 9780198038825 0198038828 9781429460682 1429460687 9786611529031 6611529039
OCLC Number: 86074052
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 290 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: American wilderness / Michael Lewis --
American wilderness and first contact / Melanie Perreault --
Religion "irradiates" the wilderness / Mark Stoll --
Farm against forest / Steven Stoll --
Natural history, romanticism, and Thoreau / Bradley P. Dean --
The fate of wilderness in American landscape art: the dilemmas of "nature's nation" / Angela Miller --
Wilderness parks and their discontents / Benjamin Johnson --
A Sylvan prospect: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and early twentieth-century conservationism / Char Miller --
Gender and wilderness conservation / Kimberly A. Jarvis --
Putting wilderness in context: the interwar origins of the modern wilderness idea / Paul Sutter --
Loving the wild in postwar America / Mark Harvey --
Wilderness and conservation science / Michael Lewis --
Creating wild places from domesticated landscapes: the internationalization of American wilderness concept / Christopher Conte --
The politics of modern wilderness / James Morton Turner --
Nature, liberty, and equality / Donald Worster.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Lewis.


Features essays which propose to address the state of scholarship on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of Americans responses to wilderness from first contact. This volume attempts to  Read more...


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Valuable for both is synthesis and innovation. American Wilderness: A New History successfully draws together essays that explore the paradoxes and controversies that continue to plague this Read more...

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