Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England / Edition 1

Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England / Edition 1

by Theodore Steinberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0870239430

ISBN-13: 9780870239434

Pub. Date: 12/15/1994

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

A great deal of arrogance surrounds this late-twentieth-century attitude toward the environment, and a great deal of history as well. What started as a research paper at Brandeis University expanded into a book that explores the role of the Industrial Revolution in this aggressive stance toward the natural world. The transformation of nature is at least as old as

Overview

A great deal of arrogance surrounds this late-twentieth-century attitude toward the environment, and a great deal of history as well. What started as a research paper at Brandeis University expanded into a book that explores the role of the Industrial Revolution in this aggressive stance toward the natural world. The transformation of nature is at least as old as our presence as a species on this planet. But the advent of the industrial age marked a shift in humankind's relations with the earth. Steinberg concerns himself mainly with describing this shift as it was felt in New England, to journey back to a time when the task of subduing nature was full of hard-fought battles and much less arrogance.

University of Massachusetts Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870239434
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
12/15/1994
Series:
Studies in Environment and History
Edition description:
1st pbk. ed
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I. Origins: 1. The transformation of water; 2. Control of water company; 3. Waters; Part II. Maturation: 4. The struggle over water; 5. The law of water; 6. Depleted waters; 7. Fouled water; Part III. Decline: 8. The productive value of water.

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