Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture

Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture

by Carolyn Merchant

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415644259
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Merchant is professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
1.A Garden Planet1
Part I.Genesis of the Recovery Narrative
2.The Fall from Eden11
3.Recovering the Garden39
4.From Wilderness to Civilization65
Part II.New World Edens
5.Adam As Hero93
6.Eve As Nature117
7.Colonizing Eden145
8.Eden Commodified167
Part III.New Stories
9.Earth in Recovery187
10.Order out of Chaos205
11.Partnership223
Epilogue245
Notes247
Bibliography277
Index293

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