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
     
 

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

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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.

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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

List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction1
Pt. IOrigins
1The Transformation of Water21
2Control of Water50
3Company Waters77
Pt. IIMaturation
4The Struggle over Water99
5The Law of Water135
6Depleted Waters166
7Fouled Water205
Pt. IIIDecline
8The Productive Value of Water243
Epilogue269
A Note on Sources272
Index277

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