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Nature and identity in cross-cultural perspective

Author: Anne Buttimer; Luke Wallin
Publisher: Boston, MA : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.
Series: GeoJournal library, v. 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nature and Identity in Cross-Cultural Perspective presents 20 essays which explore diverse cultural interpretations of the earth's surface. Contrasted with each other and with the potentially cosmopolitan culture of science, these detailed studies of ways in which different cultures conceptualise nature appear in the context of global environmental change."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume is of interest to academics and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Buttimer; Luke Wallin
ISBN: 0792356519 9780792356516
OCLC Number: 40838724
Description: xvii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Reflections on the history of Western attitudes to nature / Clarence Glacken --
Ideas of nature in East Asian lands / Hajime Nakamura --
Japan's traditional view of nature and interpretation of landscape / M. Senda --
Indian attitudes toward nature / R.C. Pandeya --
Nature and cosmic integrity: a search in Hindu geographical thought / Rana P.B. Singh --
World views of Arab geographers / Hassan Hanafi --
Perspectives on the contributions of Arabs and Muslims to geography / El-Sayed El-Bushra and Muhammad M. Muhammadain --
Cosmos and hearth in China / Yi-Fu Tuan --
Interplay of state and local concern in the management of natural resources: hydraulics and forestry in Spain, 1855-1936 / Josefina Gómez Mendoza and Nicolás Ortega Cantero --
The real country and the legal country: Spanish ideals and Mayan realities in colonial Guatemala / W. George Lovell --
Popular and official appraisals of natural resources: some evidence from Australia / R.L. Heathcote --
God, thine earth is burning: nature attitudes and the Latvian drive for independence / Edmunds Valdemars Bunkse --
Arctic worlds and the geography of imagination / Nancy Doubleday --
A place for stories: nature, history, and narrative / William Cronon --
Invented tradition and academic convention in geographical thought about New England / Martyn J. Bowden --
Writing "God's fine wilderness": John Muir in the mountains of California / Luke Wallin --
Contested visions: nature, culture and the morality of landscape in the Scottish Highlands / Charles W.J. Withers --
The narrative creation of place: Yeats and west-of-Ireland landscapes / Patrick Sheeran --
Farmers, foresters, gypsies, guests: narratives of Swedish cultural identity / Anne Buttimer --
Waking the dead: exploring Mexican and Arctic spaces / John Moss.
Series Title: GeoJournal library, v. 48.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Buttimer and Luke Wallin.
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Audience: This volume is of interest to academics and professionals working in the fields of cultural geography, environmental history, environmental studies, history of environmental ideas,  Read more...

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