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The Resource Nature shock : getting lost in America, Jon T. Coleman

Nature shock : getting lost in America, Jon T. Coleman

Label
Nature shock : getting lost in America
Title
Nature shock
Title remainder
getting lost in America
Statement of responsibility
Jon T. Coleman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An award-winning environmental historian explores American history through wrenching, tragic, and sometimes humorous stories of getting lost. The human species has a propensity for getting lost. The American people, inhabiting a mental landscape shaped by their attempts to plant roots and to break free, are no exception. In this engaging book, environmental historian Jon Coleman bypasses the trailblazers so often described in American history to follow instead the strays and drifters who went missing. From Hernando de Soto's failed quest for riches in the American southeast to the recent trend of getting lost as a therapeutic escape from modernity, this book details a unique history of location and movement as well as the confrontations that occur when our physical and mental conceptions of space become disjointed. Whether we get lost in the woods, the plains, or the digital grid, Coleman argues that getting lost allows us to see wilderness anew and connect with generations across five centuries to discover a surprising and edgy American identity"--
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Writing style
Assigning source
book jacket
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10909479
Cataloging source
YDX
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1970-
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Coleman, Jon T.
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
E179
LC item number
.C65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Adventure therapy
  • Adventure therapy
  • Discoveries in geography
  • United States
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getting lost in America
Label
Nature shock : getting lost in America, Jon T. Coleman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (297-329) 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
Introduction: Want to Get Lost? -- Brutal symmetry -- Helpful woods and violent waters -- Children of the revolution -- Homing -- Dead-certain mental compass -- Keep your head -- Male pattern trail loss -- Epilogue: Disconnect
Control code
on1141514300
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780300227147
Lccn
2019957742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1141514300
Label
Nature shock : getting lost in America, Jon T. Coleman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (297-329) 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
Introduction: Want to Get Lost? -- Brutal symmetry -- Helpful woods and violent waters -- Children of the revolution -- Homing -- Dead-certain mental compass -- Keep your head -- Male pattern trail loss -- Epilogue: Disconnect
Control code
on1141514300
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780300227147
Lccn
2019957742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1141514300

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