Wilderness and the American Mind

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Roderick Nash’s classic study of America’s changing attitudes toward wilderness has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times has listed it among the one hundred most influential books published in the last quarter century, Outside Magazine has included it in a survey of “books that changed our world,” and it has been called the “Book of Genesis for environmentalists.” Now a fourth edition of this highly regarded work is available, with a new preface and epilogue in which ...
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New Haven, CT 2001 Paperback Later printing NEW 413pp. Octavo [19.5cm] Paperback. Fourth Edition. From the publisher: Roderick Nash's classic study of America's changing ... attitudes toward wilderness has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times has listed it among the one hundred most influential books published in the last quarter century, Outside Magazine has included it in a survey of ?books that changed our world, ? and it has been called the ?Book of Genesis for environmentalists. ? Now a fourth edition of this highly regarded work is available, with a new preface and epilogue in which Nash explores the future of wilderness and reflects on its ethical and biocentric relevance. Read more Show Less

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Roderick Nash’s classic study of America’s changing attitudes toward wilderness has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times has listed it among the one hundred most influential books published in the last quarter century, Outside Magazine has included it in a survey of “books that changed our world,” and it has been called the “Book of Genesis for environmentalists.” Now a fourth edition of this highly regarded work is available, with a new preface and epilogue in which Nash explores the future of wilderness and reflects on its ethical and biocentric relevance.

Author Biography: Roderick Frazier Nash is professor emeritus of history and environmental studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.

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Dave Foreman
A peerless work and irreplaceable for everyone who cares for Nature.
Washington Post Book World
One of those rare works that combines exemplary scholarship with readability.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300091229
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.84 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2005

    A must-have title for conservationists

    There is no better overview of the wilderness preservation movement. Read it, then join today's John Muirs in working to save Wild Nature.

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