Wilderness and the American Mind

Filename: wilderness-and-the-american-mind.pdf
ISBN: 9780300153507
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Number of pages: 440
Author: Roderick Frazier Nash
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Wilderness and the American Mind in PDF and EPUB DIVRoderick Nash’s classic study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during American history, as well as the origins of the environmental and conservation movements, has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times listed it among the one hundred most influential books published in the last quarter century, Outside Magazine included it in a survey of “books that changed our world,” and it has been called the “Book of Genesis for environmentalists.” For the fifth edition, Nash has written a new preface and epilogue that brings Wilderness and the American Mind into dialogue with contemporary debates about wilderness. Char Miller’s foreword provides a twenty-first-century perspective on how the environmental movement has changed, including the ways in which contemporary scholars are reimagining the dynamic relationship between the natural world and the built environment./div


Wilderness and the American Mind

Filename: wilderness-and-the-american-mind.pdf
ISBN: 0300029101
Release Date: 1982-01-01
Number of pages: 425
Author: Roderick Nash
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Download and read online Wilderness and the American Mind in PDF and EPUB A fourth edition of Nash's classic study is now available with a new Preface and Epilogue in which the author explores the future of wilderness and reflects on its ethical and biocentric relevance.


Wilderness and the American Mind

Filename: wilderness-and-the-american-mind.pdf
ISBN: 0300029055
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 425
Author: Roderick Nash
Publisher:

Download and read online Wilderness and the American Mind in PDF and EPUB A fourth edition of Nash's classic study is now available with a new Preface and Epilogue in which the author explores the future of wilderness and reflects on its ethical and biocentric relevance.


Wilderness and the American Mind

Filename: wilderness-and-the-american-mind.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:261228011
Release Date: 1976
Number of pages:
Author: Roderick Nash
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Forcing the Spring

Filename: forcing-the-spring.pdf
ISBN: 1597267619
Release Date: 2005-06-20
Number of pages: 448
Author: Robert Gottlieb
Publisher: Island Press

Download and read online Forcing the Spring in PDF and EPUB "...[a] provocative and original account..." --NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS Originally published in 1993, Forcing the Spring was quickly recognized as a seminal work in the field of environmental history. The book links the environmental movement that emerged in the 1960s to earlier movements that had not previously been defined as environmental. It was the first to consider the importance of race, ethnicity, class, and gender issues in the history and evolution of environmentalism. This revised edition extends the groundbreaking history and analysis of Forcing the Spring into the present day. It updates the original with important new material that brings the book's themes and arguments into the 21st century, addressing topics such as: the controversy spawned by the original edition with regard to how environmentalism is, or should be, defined; new groups and movements that have formed in the past decade; change and development in the overall environmental movement from 1993 to 2004; the changing role of race, class, gender, and ethnicity in today's environmentalism; the impact of the 2004 presidential election; the emergence of "the next environmentalism." Forcing the Spring, Revised Edition considers environmentalism as a contemporary movement focused on "where we live, work, and play," touching on such hot-button topics as globalization, food, immigration, and sprawl. The book also describes the need for a "next environmentalism" that can address current challenges, and considers the barriers and opportunities associated with this new, more expansive approach. Forcing the Spring, Revised Edition is an important contribution for students and faculty in a wide variety of fields including history, sociology, political science, environmental studies, environmental history, and social movements. It also offers useful context and analysis for anyone concerned with environmental issues.


Nature s Economy

Filename: nature-s-economy.pdf
ISBN: 0521468345
Release Date: 1994-06-24
Number of pages: 505
Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Nature s Economy in PDF and EPUB Nature's Economy is a wide-ranging investigation of ecology's past. It traces the origins of the concept, discusses the thinkers who have shaped it, and shows how it in turn has shaped the modern perception of our place in nature. The book includes portraits of Linnaeus, Gilbert White, Darwin, Thoreau, and such key twentieth-century ecologists as Rachel Carson, Frederic Clements, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, and Eugene Odum. It concludes with a new Part VI, which looks at the directions ecology has taken most recently.


Dispossessing the Wilderness

Filename: dispossessing-the-wilderness.pdf
ISBN: 0195142438
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 190
Author: Mark David Spence
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Dispossessing the Wilderness in PDF and EPUB National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation era, it details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century.


Wilderness by Design

Filename: wilderness-by-design.pdf
ISBN: 080326383X
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 378
Author: Ethan Carr
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Wilderness by Design in PDF and EPUB Carr delves into the planning and motivations of the people who wanted to preserve America's scenic geography. He demonstrates that by drawing on historical antecedents, landscape architects and planners carefully crafted each addition to maintain maximum picturesque wonder. Tracing the history of landscape park design from British gardens up through the city park designs of Frederick Law Olmsted, Carr places national park landscape architecture within a larger historical context.


American Earth

Filename: american-earth.pdf
ISBN: 1598530208
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 1047
Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: Library of America

Download and read online American Earth in PDF and EPUB A provocative anthology of top-selected American environmental writings from the past two centuries considers their influence on the ways in which people view the natural world and includes pieces by such figures as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John James Audubon. 30,000 first printing.


John Muir Trail

Filename: john-muir-trail.pdf
ISBN: 9780899977362
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Number of pages: 304
Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press

Download and read online John Muir Trail in PDF and EPUB Elizabeth Wenk's authoritative guide describes the 212-mile John Muir Trail, running from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney. John Muir Trail provides all the necessary planning information, including up-to-date details on wilderness and permit regulations, food resupplies, trailhead amenities, and travel from nearby cities. Useful essentials are updated GPS coordinates and maps for prominent campsites (along with an updated list of sites along the trail), trail junctions, bear boxes, and other points of interest. The trail descriptions also include natural and human history to provide a workout for both body and mind — a must-have for any Muir Trail enthusiast. Note that the text includes the southbound trail description, while the full guide with the northbound description is available as a separate ebook product.


Ecopopulism

Filename: ecopopulism.pdf
ISBN: 0816621756
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 216
Author: Andrew Szasz
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

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Preserving Different Pasts

Filename: preserving-different-pasts.pdf
ISBN: 0252015487
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 255
Author: Hal Rothman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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Uncommon Ground Rethinking the Human Place in Nature

Filename: uncommon-ground-rethinking-the-human-place-in-nature.pdf
ISBN: 9780393315110
Release Date: 1996-10-17
Number of pages: 561
Author: William Cronon
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Uncommon Ground Rethinking the Human Place in Nature in PDF and EPUB Essays by revisionist historians, scientists, and cultural critics explore the connection between nature and American culture, analyzing how it is packaged and presented at places such as Sea World and the Nature Company stores


The Promise of Wilderness

Filename: the-promise-of-wilderness.pdf
ISBN: 9780295991757
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 520
Author: James Morton Turner
Publisher: University of Washington Press

Download and read online The Promise of Wilderness in PDF and EPUB The Promise of Wilderness examines how the idea of wilderness has shaped the management of public lands in the decades since the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964.


American Caesars

Filename: american-caesars.pdf
ISBN: 9780300171600
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Number of pages: 596
Author: Nigel Hamilton
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online American Caesars in PDF and EPUB An insightful portrait of U.S. presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Hamilton examines their unique characters, their paths to Pennsylvania Avenue, their effectiveness as global leaders, and their lessons in governance, both good and bad.