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The Resource Shrinking the Earth : the rise and decline of American abundance, Donald Worster

Shrinking the Earth : the rise and decline of American abundance, Donald Worster

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Shrinking the Earth : the rise and decline of American abundance
Title
Shrinking the Earth
Title remainder
the rise and decline of American abundance
Statement of responsibility
Donald Worster
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The discovery of the Americas around 1500 AD was an extraordinary watershed in human experience. It gave rise to the modern period of human ecology, a phenomenon global in scope that set in motion profound changes in almost every society on earth. This new period, which saw the depletion of the lands of the New World, proved tragic for some, triumphant for others, and powerfully affecting for all."--Provided by publisher
Summary
Acknowledging the earth's agency throughout human history,Shrinking the Earth offers a compelling explanation of how we have arrived where we are and a hopeful way forward on a planet that is no longer as large as it once was
Writing style
Award
Green Prize for Sustainable Literature: Adult Nonfiction, 2017.
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10470059
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1941-
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Worster, Donald
Dewey number
304.2097
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • North America
Target audience
adult
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the rise and decline of American abundance
Label
Shrinking the Earth : the rise and decline of American abundance, Donald Worster
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-252) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Gatsby's green light -- Second earth. The discovery of natural abundance -- Many revolutions follow -- Ultimately, stability -- Nantucket Island -- After the frontier. The watershed -- Land of coal and steel -- The resourceful state -- Imperial valley -- Planet of limits. Plunder and plenty -- The wolf at the door -- Earth's boundaries -- Athabasca River -- Epilogue: life on a pale blue dot
Control code
ocn908373956
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199844951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)908373956
Label
Shrinking the Earth : the rise and decline of American abundance, Donald Worster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-252) 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
Prologue: Gatsby's green light -- Second earth. The discovery of natural abundance -- Many revolutions follow -- Ultimately, stability -- Nantucket Island -- After the frontier. The watershed -- Land of coal and steel -- The resourceful state -- Imperial valley -- Planet of limits. Plunder and plenty -- The wolf at the door -- Earth's boundaries -- Athabasca River -- Epilogue: life on a pale blue dot
Control code
ocn908373956
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199844951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)908373956

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