Land Use Environment: The Shaping of Island County, Washington / Edition 1

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Overview

Whidbey and Camano, two of the largest of the numerous beautiful islands dotting Puget Sound, together form the major part of Island Country. Taking this county as a case study and following its history from Indian times to the present, Richard White explores the complex relationship between human induced environmental change and social change. This new edition of his classic study includes a new preface by the author and a foreword by William Cronon.

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Journal of the West
An example of environmental history at its best.... A fresh appraisal of human contact with the environment, with special attention to the apparent motives of each wave of settlement—Indians, farmers, loggers, tourists and sportsmen—and the consequences of that settlement.
Booknews
A reprint of the UW Press original of 1980 with both a new preface by White (NW history, U. of Washington), and a foreword by Wm. Cronon. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295971438
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,211,400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

ForewordPreface to the 1992 EditionAckowledgmentsIntroductionShaping the Face of the LandThe Garden and the WildernessA Search for StabilityThe Ox and the AxeThe Creation of a New ForestPoor Men on Poor LandsThe Urban ShadowConclusionAppendix A: Population Methods and EstimatesAppendix B: Supplementary tablesNotesBibliographyIndex

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