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The Resource Down to earth : nature's role in American history, Ted Steinberg

Down to earth : nature's role in American history, Ted Steinberg

Label
Down to earth : nature's role in American history
Title
Down to earth
Title remainder
nature's role in American history
Statement of responsibility
Ted Steinberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Down to earth offers a sweeping history of our nation, one that places the environment at the very center of our story. Ted Steinberg sweeps across the centuries, re-envisioning the story of America as he recounts how the environment has played a key role in virtually every social, economic, and political development. Ranging from the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to the modern efforts to sell the wilderness as a consumer good, packaged in national parks and Alaskan cruises, Steinberg reminds readers that many critical episodes in our history were, in fact, environmental events: the California Gold Rush, for example, or the great migration of African Americans to the North in the early twentieth century (in part the consequence of an insect infestation). Equally important, Steinberg highlights the ways in which we have envisioned nature, attempting to reshape and control it--from Thomas Jefferson's surveying plan that divided the national landscape into a grid, to the transformation of animals, crops, and even water into commodities (New Englanders started trading water rights by the early nineteenth century). From the Pilgrims to Disney World, Steinberg's narrative abounds with fascinating details and often disturbing insights into our interaction with the natural world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinberg, Theodore
Dewey number
333.7/13/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF27
LC item number
.S85 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Human beings
  • United States
  • Écologie humaine
  • Philosophie de la nature
  • Homme
  • Environnement
  • Ecology
  • Human beings
  • Human ecology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • United States
Label
Down to earth : nature's role in American history, Ted Steinberg
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Great Food Fight
  • Extracting the New South
  • The Unforgiving West
  • Conservation Reconsidered
  • Death of the Organic City
  • Consuming Nature
  • Moveable Feast
  • The Secret History of Meat
  • America in Black and Green
  • Throwaway Society
  • Prologue: Rocks and History
  • Shades of Green
  • Planet U.S.A.
  • Conclusion: Disney Takes on the Animal Kingdom
  • Chaos to Simplicity
  • Wilderness under Fire
  • A Truly New World
  • Reflections from a Woodlot
  • Rationalization and Its Discontents
  • A World of Commodities
  • King Climate in Dixie
Control code
ocm47989934
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780195140095
Lccn
2001047600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47989934
  • (OCoLC)47989934
Label
Down to earth : nature's role in American history, Ted Steinberg
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Great Food Fight
  • Extracting the New South
  • The Unforgiving West
  • Conservation Reconsidered
  • Death of the Organic City
  • Consuming Nature
  • Moveable Feast
  • The Secret History of Meat
  • America in Black and Green
  • Throwaway Society
  • Prologue: Rocks and History
  • Shades of Green
  • Planet U.S.A.
  • Conclusion: Disney Takes on the Animal Kingdom
  • Chaos to Simplicity
  • Wilderness under Fire
  • A Truly New World
  • Reflections from a Woodlot
  • Rationalization and Its Discontents
  • A World of Commodities
  • King Climate in Dixie
Control code
ocm47989934
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780195140095
Lccn
2001047600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47989934
  • (OCoLC)47989934

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