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The Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination / Edition 1
     

The Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination / Edition 1

by Donald Worster
 

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ISBN-10: 0195092643

ISBN-13: 9780195092646

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In the Wealth of Nature, the author offers a series of thoughtful, eloquent essays which lay out his views on environmental history, tying the study of the past to today's agenda for change.

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In the Wealth of Nature, the author offers a series of thoughtful, eloquent essays which lay out his views on environmental history, tying the study of the past to today's agenda for change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195092646
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
695,554
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 3.13(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

1.The Nature We Have Lost3
2.Paths Across the Levee16
3.History as Natural History30
4.Transformations of the Earth45
5.Arranging a Marriage: Ecology and Agriculture64
6.A Sense of Soil71
7.Good Farming and the Public Good84
8.Private, Public, Personal: Americans and the Land95
9.The Kingdom, the Power, and the Water112
10.Thinking Like a River123
11.An End to Ecstasy135
12.The Shaky Ground of Sustainable Development142
13.The Ecology of Order and Chaos156
14.Restoring a Natural Order171
15.John Muir and the Roots of American Environmentalism184
16.The Wealth of Nature203
Notes221
Index245

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