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Emerald city : an environmental history of Seattle

Author: Matthew W Klingle
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008]
Series: Lamar series in western history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An exploration of the environmental history of Seattle and what it tells us about making cities that are both scenic and just for all


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew W Klingle
ISBN: 9780300143195 0300143192 9780300116410 0300116411
OCLC Number: 223869358
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: xix, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The fish that might save Seattle --
All the forces of nature are on their side : the unraveling of the mixed world --
The work which nature had left undone : making private property on the waterfront commons --
The imagination and creative energy of the engineer : harnessing nature's forces to urban progress --
Out of harmony with the wild beauty of the natural woods : artistry versus utility in Seattle's Olmsted parks --
Above the weary cares of life : the benefits and high social price of outdoor leisure --
Junk-yard for human junk : the unnatural ecology of urban poverty --
Death for a tired old river : ecological restoration and environmental inequity in postwar Seattle --
Masses of self-centered people : salmon and the limits of ecotopia in Emerald City --
The geography of hope : toward an ethic of place and a city of justice.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: Matthew Klingle.


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