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The Resource Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics, Rebecca Solnit

Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics, Rebecca Solnit

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Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics
Title
Storming the gates of paradise
Title remainder
landscapes for politics
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Solnit
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of journeying into difficult territory and reporting back, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public intellectual. This anthology of her essential essays from the past ten years takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.-Mexican border, from San Francisco to London, from open sky to the deepest mines, and from the antislavery struggles of two hundred years ago to today's street protests. The nearly forty essays collected here comprise a unique guidebook to the American landscape after the millennium--not just the deserts, skies, gardens, and wilderness areas that have long made up Solnit's subject matter, but the social landscape of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests. She ventures into territories as dark as prison and as sublime as a broad vista, revealing beauty in the harshest landscape and political struggle in the most apparently serene view.--From publisher description
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solnit, Rebecca
Dewey number
304.20973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA75.8
LC item number
.S65 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Landscape assessment
  • United States
  • Political ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Landscape assessment
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Human ecology
  • Landscape assessment
  • Political ecology
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics, Rebecca Solnit
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from e-book t.p. (viewed May 24, 2010)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-405) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Prisons and paradises -- [pt.] 1: Uneven terrain : the West. The red lands ; The postmodern Old West, or, The precession of cowboys and Indians ; The struggle of dawning intelligence : creating, revising, and recognizing Native American monuments ; The garden of merging paths -- [pt.] 2: Borders and crossers. A route in the shape of a question ; Thirty-nine steps across the border and back ; Nonconforming uses : Teddy Cruz on both sides of the border -- [pt.] 3: Trouble below : mining, water, and nuclear waste. The price of gold, the value of water ; Meanwhile, back at the ranch ; Poison pictures -- [pt.] 4: Reaching for the sky. Excavating the sky ; Drawing the constellations ; Hugging the shadows ; Justice by moonlight -- [pt.] 5: Landscapes of resistance and repression. Fragments of the future : the FTAA in Miami ; Jailbirds I have loved ; Making it home : travels outside the fear economy ; Mirror in the street ; Liberation conspiracies ; Sontag and tsunami -- [pt.] 6: Gardens and wildernesses. Every corner is alive : Eliot Porter as an environmentalist and an artist ; The botanical circus, or, Adventures in American gardening ; A murder of ravens : on globalized species -- [pt.] 7: Women's place. Tangled banks and clearcut examples ; Seven stepping stones down the primrose path : a talk at a conference on landscape and gender ; Other daughters, other American revolutions -- [pt.] 8: Infernal museums. California comedy, or, Surfing with Dante ; The Wal-Mart biennale ; The silence of the lambswool cardigans ; Locked horns -- [pt.] 9: City at the end of the world. The orbits of earthly bodies ; San Francisco : the metamorphosis ; The heart of the city ; The ruins of memory ; Gaping questions -- Coda: The Pacific. Seashell to ear
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ocn148007199
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 416 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520941786
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/cttt3xb0
  • D9294CD9-2F6E-4272-80E1-B9455C6B762F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o148007199
  • (OCoLC)148007199
Label
Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics, Rebecca Solnit
Publication
Note
Title from e-book t.p. (viewed May 24, 2010)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-405) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Prisons and paradises -- [pt.] 1: Uneven terrain : the West. The red lands ; The postmodern Old West, or, The precession of cowboys and Indians ; The struggle of dawning intelligence : creating, revising, and recognizing Native American monuments ; The garden of merging paths -- [pt.] 2: Borders and crossers. A route in the shape of a question ; Thirty-nine steps across the border and back ; Nonconforming uses : Teddy Cruz on both sides of the border -- [pt.] 3: Trouble below : mining, water, and nuclear waste. The price of gold, the value of water ; Meanwhile, back at the ranch ; Poison pictures -- [pt.] 4: Reaching for the sky. Excavating the sky ; Drawing the constellations ; Hugging the shadows ; Justice by moonlight -- [pt.] 5: Landscapes of resistance and repression. Fragments of the future : the FTAA in Miami ; Jailbirds I have loved ; Making it home : travels outside the fear economy ; Mirror in the street ; Liberation conspiracies ; Sontag and tsunami -- [pt.] 6: Gardens and wildernesses. Every corner is alive : Eliot Porter as an environmentalist and an artist ; The botanical circus, or, Adventures in American gardening ; A murder of ravens : on globalized species -- [pt.] 7: Women's place. Tangled banks and clearcut examples ; Seven stepping stones down the primrose path : a talk at a conference on landscape and gender ; Other daughters, other American revolutions -- [pt.] 8: Infernal museums. California comedy, or, Surfing with Dante ; The Wal-Mart biennale ; The silence of the lambswool cardigans ; Locked horns -- [pt.] 9: City at the end of the world. The orbits of earthly bodies ; San Francisco : the metamorphosis ; The heart of the city ; The ruins of memory ; Gaping questions -- Coda: The Pacific. Seashell to ear
Control code
ocn148007199
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 416 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520941786
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/cttt3xb0
  • D9294CD9-2F6E-4272-80E1-B9455C6B762F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o148007199
  • (OCoLC)148007199

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