The Great New Wilderness Debate / Edition 1

The Great New Wilderness Debate / Edition 1

by J. Baird Baird Callicott, J. Baird Callicott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820319848

ISBN-13: 9780820319841

Pub. Date: 06/01/1998

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those…  See more details below

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The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use."

J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820319841
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
712
Sales rank:
622,661
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Selections from "The Images or Shadows of Divine Things," "Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended," and "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"23
Selections from Nature28
Selections from "Walking" and "Huckleberries"31
Selections from Our National Parks48
"The American Wilderness: Wilderness Hunters and Wilderness Game"63
"Wilderness as a Form of Land Use"75
"The Problem of the Wilderness"85
"Why Wilderness?"97
"Wildlife Management in the National Parks" (or, The Leopold Report)103
The Wilderness Act of 1964120
"Federal Wilderness Preservation in the United States: The Preservation of Wilderness?"131
"An Amalgamation of Wilderness Preservation Arguments"154
"Indian Wisdom"201
"The International Perspective"207
"Cultural Diversity, Human Subsistence, and the National Park Ideal"217
"Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique"231
"The Relevance of Deep Ecology to the Third World: Some Preliminary Comments"246
"Deep Ecology Revisited"271
"The Third World, Wilderness, and Deep Ecology"280
"Taming the Wilderness Myth"293
"Overturning the Doctrine: Indigenous People and Wilderness - Being Aboriginal in the Environmental Movement"314
"The Wilderness Narrative and the Cultural Logic of Capitalism"325
"The Wilderness Idea Revisited: The Sustainable Development Alternative"337
"The Wilderness Idea Reaffirmed"367
"That Good Old-Time Wilderness Religion"387
"Wilderness Areas for Real"395
"Sustainability and Wilderness"408
"The Pristine Myth: The Landscape of the Americas in 1492"414
"The Incarceration of Wildness: Wilderness Areas as Prisons"443
"The Trouble with Wilderness, or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature"471
"Wilderness, Myth, and American Character"500
Selections from "Threatened Species" and "Wilderness"513
"Wilderness Recovery: Thinking Big in Restoration Ecology"521
"Getting Back to the Right Nature: A Reply to Cronon's 'The Trouble with Wilderness'"540
"Wilderness: From Scenery to Nature"568
"Should Wilderness Areas Become Biodiversity Reserves?"585
"Using Biodiversity as a Justification for Nature Protection in the US"595
"In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World"617
"Cultural Parallax in Viewing North American Habitats"628
"The Rediscovery of Turtle Island"642
"Wilderness Skepticism and Wilderness Dualism"652
Index691

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