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Uncommon ground : toward reinventing nature

Author: William Cronon
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Nature: the wilderness that environmentalists try to protect from industrial despoliation; the spectacular national parks where people seek refuge from their everyday urban lives; the endangered plants and animals that now need the shelter of science and law to survive; the rain forests, mountains, deserts, oceans, rivers, and lakes we would like to see as unspoiled, unchanging.

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Genre/Form: Kongreß
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Cronon
ISBN: 0393038726 9780393038729 0393315118 9780393315110
OCLC Number: 32013740
Description: 561 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Beginnings. Introduction : in search of nature / William Cronon --
Paradise lost and found. The trouble with wilderness; or, Getting back to the wrong nature / William Cronon ; Constructing nature : the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted / Anne Whiston Spirn ; Amazonia as Edenic narrative / Candace Slater ; Reinventing Eden : western culture as a recovery narrative / Carolyn Merchant --
At work and play. "Are you an environmentalist or do you work for a living?" : work and nature / Richard White ; Looking for nature at the mall : a field guide to the Nature Company / Jennifer Price ; "Touch the magic" / Susan G. Davis --
Contested terrains. Ecological fragmentation in the fifties / Michael G. Barbour ; On the search for a root cause : essentialist tendencies in environmental discourse / Jeffrey C. Ellis ; Whose nature? The contested moral terrain of ancient forests / James D. Proctor ; Nature as community : the convergence of environment and social justice / Giovanna Di Chiro ; Universal donors in a vampire culture : it's all in the family : biological kinship categories in the twentieth-century United States / Donna J. Haraway --
Common places. Reinventing common nature : Yosemite and Mount Rushmore : a meandering tale of a double nature / Kenneth R. Olwig ; Simulated nature and natural simulations : rethinking the relation between the beholder and the world / N. Katherine Hayles ; Toward a philosophy of nature / Robert P. Harrison --
Partings. Toward a conclusion.
Responsibility: William Cronon, editor.
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A controversial, timely reassessment of the environmentalist agenda by outstanding historians, scientists, and critics.  Read more...


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"An intellectually pathbreaking book." -- Daniel J. Kevles "The best kind of book, one that shocks the reader into entirely fresh ways of thinking." -- Michael Pollan

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