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The Resource Wild at heart : America's turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption, Alice Outwater

Wild at heart : America's turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption, Alice Outwater

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Wild at heart : America's turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption
Title
Wild at heart
Title remainder
America's turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption
Statement of responsibility
Alice Outwater
Title variation
Wild at heart
Title variation remainder
Americas turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of The World Without Us, a beautifully written and ultimately hopeful history of our relationship with the natural world. Nature on the brink? Maybe not. With so much bad news in the world, we forget how much environmental progress has been made. In a narrative that reaches from Native American tribal practices to public health and commercial hunting, Wild at Heart shows how western attitudes towards nature have changed dramatically in the last five hundred years. The Chinook gave thanks for King Salmon's gifts. The Puritans saw Nature as a frightening wilderness, full of "uncooked meat." With the industrial revolution, nature was despoiled and simultaneously celebrated as a source of the sublime. With little forethought and great greed, Americans killed the last passenger pigeon, wiped out the old growth forests, and dumped so much oil in the rivers that they burst into flame. But in the span of a few decades, our relationship with nature has evolved to a more sophisticated sense of interdependence that brings us full circle. Across the US, people are taking individual action, planting native species and fighting for projects like dam removal and wolf restoration. Cities are embracing nature, too. Humans can learn from the past, and our choices today will determine whether nature survives. Like the First Nations, all nations must come to deep agreement that nature needs protection. This compelling book reveals both how we got here and our own and nature's astonishing ability to mutually regenerate"--
Summary
Explores subjects ranging from Native American tribal practices and commercial hunting to public health and species extinction to trace the environmental progress of the past 500 years
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10772014
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PUL
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Outwater, Alice B
Dewey number
304.2/80973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.O87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Nature
  • Human ecology
  • Environmentalism
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Environmentalism
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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America's turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption
Label
Wild at heart : America's turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption, Alice Outwater
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) 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
Nature and Native America -- Nature as sublime -- Nature and health -- Collecting nature -- Selling nature -- Erasing nature -- Conserving nature -- Nature in the city -- Rearranging nature -- Poisoning nature -- Protecting nature -- Embracing nature: thinking globally, acting locally
Control code
on1031567397
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781250085788
Lccn
2018041157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031567397
Label
Wild at heart : America's turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption, Alice Outwater
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) 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
Nature and Native America -- Nature as sublime -- Nature and health -- Collecting nature -- Selling nature -- Erasing nature -- Conserving nature -- Nature in the city -- Rearranging nature -- Poisoning nature -- Protecting nature -- Embracing nature: thinking globally, acting locally
Control code
on1031567397
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781250085788
Lccn
2018041157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031567397

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