BN.com Gift Guide

Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.85
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 60%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $9.85   
  • New (5) from $20.27   
  • Used (3) from $9.85   

Overview

Winner of the History of Science Society's Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize in the History of Science.

From the early exploits of Teddy Roosevelt in Africa to blockbuster films such as March of the Penguins, Gregg Mitman's Reel Nature reveals how changing values, scientific developments, and new technologies have come to shape American encounters with wildlife on and off the big screen. Whether crafted to elicit thrills or to educate audiences about the real-life drama of threatened wildlife, nature films then and now have had an enormous impact on how Americans see, think about, consume, and struggle to protect animals across the globe.

For more information about the author go to: http://gmitman.com/

University of Washington Press

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Ecocriticism - Stephanie Lyells

Mitman's research, nuanced and satisfying, contributes to both film theory and ecocritical theory and explores the ways in which they should not be separated.

The Guardian - Tim Radford

How the wildlife documentary got from Roosevelt to Disneyworld is a story of charlatans, hucksters, crooks, imaginative cameramen, brilliant zoology and shameless appeal to the sex and violence of life as cinema audiences have grown to expect it to be. Mitman... tells the American version of this lurid celluloid safari.

Times Literary Supplement - Stephen Mills

American wildlife film-makers... abandoned truth in favor of more alluring lode stars. Reel Nature is an admirable history of why they did so.... Very well told.

Booklist

While nature films have had a positive impact on our understanding of nature, the whole truth about our place in the web of life has been left on the cutting-room floor.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295988863
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregg Mitman is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and Interim Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

University of Washington Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Prologue1 / Hunting with the Camera2 / Science versus Showmanship on the Silent Screen3 / Zooming In on Animals' Private Lives 4 / Wildlife Conservation through a Wide-Angle Lens 5 / Disney's True-Life Adventures 6 / Domesticating Nature on the Television Set 7 / A Ringside Seat in the Making of a Pet Star 8 / Global Visions, Tourist Dreams Epilogue Notes CreditsIndex

University of Washington Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)