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Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature

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In a lead essay that powerfully states the broad argument of the book, William Cronon writes that the environmentalist goal of wilderness preservation is conceptually and politically wrongheaded. Among the ironies and entanglements resulting from this goal are the sale of nature in our malls through the Nature Company, and the disputes between working people and environmentalists over spotted owls and other objects of species preservation. The problem is that we haven't learned to live responsibly in nature. The environmentalist aim of legislating humans out of the wilderness is no solution. People, Cronon argues, are inextricably tied to nature, whether they live in cities or countryside. Rather than attempt to exclude humans, environmental advocates should help us learn to live in some sustainable relationship with nature. It is our home.

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Argues that attempting to exclude humans from their place in nature is no solution to our environmental problems. Instead, environmental advocates should help us live in a sustainable relationship with nature. This is a reassessment of the environmental agenda by historians, scientists and critics.

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A controversial, timely reassessment of the environmentalist agenda by outstanding historians, scientists, and critics.

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Uncommon Ground is the best kind of book, one that shocks the reader into entirely fresh ways of seeing. Perhaps the most important work facing us over the next several years involves the reconception of nature and our relationship to it. This indispensable volume makes a bold start on that project attacking it with imagination, insight, originality, and wit.

About the Author

William Cronon is Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393315110
Author:
Cronon, William
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Cronon, William
Author:
Cronon, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Conservation
Subject:
Effect of human beings on
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental policy -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Pbk
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Photographs
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1.2 in 1.68 lb

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Product details 560 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393315110 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Argues that attempting to exclude humans from their place in nature is no solution to our environmental problems. Instead, environmental advocates should help us live in a sustainable relationship with nature. This is a reassessment of the environmental agenda by historians, scientists and critics.
"Synopsis" by , A controversial, timely reassessment of the environmentalist agenda by outstanding historians, scientists, and critics.
"Synopsis" by , Uncommon Ground is the best kind of book, one that shocks the reader into entirely fresh ways of seeing. Perhaps the most important work facing us over the next several years involves the reconception of nature and our relationship to it. This indispensable volume makes a bold start on that project attacking it with imagination, insight, originality, and wit.
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