Landscapes of Culture and Nature

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This book is a bold and exciting exploration of the relationship and interactions between humans, the human landscape and the earth, looking at a diverse range of case studies from the nineteenth-century city to the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

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Overview

This book is a bold and exciting exploration of the relationship and interactions between humans, the human landscape and the earth, looking at a diverse range of case studies from the nineteenth-century city to the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230235847
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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ROD GIBLETT is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He is the author of Sublime Communication Technologies and The Body of Nature and Culture (both published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Quaking Zone: Where Body, Land and Mind Meet
PART I: UNCANNY
Alligators, Crocodiles and the Monstrous Uncanny
The Nether World of the Uncanny City of Dreadful Night
PART II: WORLD WAR S(UB)LIME
Earth and Water in the Slime of World War I Trench Warfare
Fire and Air in the Sublime Bombing of Cities in World War II Aerial Warfare
PART III: PHOTOGRAPHIC SUBLIME AND UNCANNY
Wilderness to Wasteland: The Sublime, the Picturesque and the Uncanny in the Photography of the American West
The Role of Australian Landscape and Wilderness Photography
PART IV: MINDSCAPES
Land Health and Mental Health: A New Field of Research Nurturing Biodiversity and Well-Being on Farms
Terrifying Prospects and Resources of Hope: Minescapes, Timescapes adn the Aesthetics of the Future
PART V: WATER-BODIES
A Natural History of Natural, Unnatural and National Disasters
Black and White Water: Cross-Cultural Colour-Coding of the Life-Blood of the Earth-Body
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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