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Overview

Wild Ideas is a collection of essays that brings a fresh and refreshing perspective to the wilderness paradoxically at the center of our civilization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816626151
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Rothenberg

David Rothenberg-philosopher and musician-is the author of Why Birds Sing, which has been published in six languages and turned into a TV documentary by the BBC; Sudden Music; Hand’s End; and Always the Mountains. His articles have appeared in Parabola, Orion, The Nation, Wired, Dwell, Kyoto Journal, and Sierra. He is the founding editor of the Terra Nova journal and book series.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Introduction: Wildness Untamed: The Evolution of an Ideal
1 Wise and Sustainable Uses: Revisioning Wilderness 3
2 Habitable Earth: Wilderness, Empire, and Race in America 27
3 Earth-Talk: Conservation and the Ecology of Language 42
4 Pancultural Wilderness 59
5 Reminiscing about a Sleepy Lake: Borderland Views of Women, Place, and the Wild 71
6 Confessions of an Eco-Colonialist: Responsible Knowing among the Inuit 81
7 Out of the Map, into the Territory: The Earthly Topology of Time 97
8 Silent Wolves: The Howl of the Implicit 117
9 The Idea of the North: An Iceberg History 133
10 The Princess of the Stars: Music for a Wilderness Lake 150
11 Beauty and the Beasts: Predators in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains 163
12 Healing by the Wilderness Experience 182
13 Urban Wilderness 195
Epilogue: Paradox Wild 213
Contributors 219
Index 221
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