Nature and the English Diaspora: Environment and History in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
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Nature and the English Diaspora: Environment and History in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

by Thomas Dunlap
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521651735

ISBN-13: 9780521651738

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a comparative history of the development of ideas about nature, particularly of the importance of native nature in the Anglo settler countries of the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It examines the development of natural history, settlers' adaptations to the end of expansion, scientists' shift from natural history to ecology, and the

Overview

This book is a comparative history of the development of ideas about nature, particularly of the importance of native nature in the Anglo settler countries of the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It examines the development of natural history, settlers' adaptations to the end of expansion, scientists' shift from natural history to ecology, and the rise of environmentalism. Addressing not only scientific knowledge but also popular issues from hunting to landscape painting, this book explores the ways in which English-speaking settlers looked at nature in their new lands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521651738
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Making the Land Familiar: 1. Natural history and the construction of nature; 2. Remaking worlds: European models in New Lands; Part II. Beyond Conquest: 3. Reaching limits, 1850–1900; 4. National nature, part I; 5. Changing science, 1880–1930; Part III. Finding Firm Ground: 6. Reaching limits, 1920–40; 7. National nature, part II; 8. An ecological perspective, 1920–50; Part IV. New Knowledge, New Action: 9. The diffusion of ecology, 1948–67; 10. The new world of nature.

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