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The idea of wilderness

from prehistory to the age of ecology

by Max Oelschlaeger

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human ecology -- Philosophy,
  • Wilderness areas,
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on,
  • Philosophy of nature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-459) and index.

    StatementMax Oelschlaeger.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGF21 .O34 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 477 p. ;
    Number of Pages477
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1885026M
    ISBN 100300048513
    LC Control Number90046016

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages ; 25 cm: Contents: The idea of wilderness: from paleolithic to neolithic culture --Ancient Mediterranean ideas of humankind and nature: the passage from myth to history --The alchemy of modernism: the transmutation of wilderness into nature --Wild nature: . It posed big questions about the morality of using violence, as a last resort, against the lifeless machines that inflict violence upon the living, breathing wilderness (this had been the subject of his Master’s thesis as a student), and it’s widely understood that the book gave rise to radical environmental groups across the world from the.

    This idea indicates by its very name what the primary goal of wildland preservation is, whereas the wilderness idea is historically associated with outdoor recreation and thus, Callicott claims, confuses the preservation issue and fosters incoherent and contradictory wildlands-use policies. Selected publications. Callicott, J. Baird, ed. ().Education: Rhodes College (B.A., ), Syracuse . Rethinking Wilderness: The Need for a New Idea of Wilderness This book argues that using both on-the ground examinations of public perceptions of these projects, along with the integration of Author: Michael Paul Nelson.

    COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .   “The founders were big-hearted conservationists who sat around the campfire in the Smoky Mountains and conceived the idea of a Wilderness Act that would protect the wilderness — which, at the.


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