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Conserving Words looks at five authors of seminal works of nature writing who also founded or revitalized important environmental organizations: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club, Mabel Osgood Wright and the National Audubon Society, John Muir and the Sierra Club, Aldo Leopold and the Wilderness Society, and Edward Abbey and Earth First! These writers used powerfully evocative and galvanizing metaphors for nature, metaphors that Daniel J. Philippon calls “conserving” words: frontier (Roosevelt), garden (Wright), park (Muir), wilderness (Leopold), and utopia (Abbey). Integrating literature, history, biography, and philosophy, this ambitious study explores how “conserving” words enabled narratives to convey environmental values as they explained how human beings should interact with the nonhuman world.

Synopsis:

A study of the American nature writers who helped develop the Boone and Crockett Club, the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, and Earth First!.

About the Author

Daniel J. Philippon is an associate professor of rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he is also director of the Program in Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Ethics. He is editor of a critical edition of Mabel Osgood Wright's The Friendship of Nature and coeditor of the anthology The Height of Our Mountains.

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ISBN:
9780820327594
Author:
Philippon, Daniel J
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Author:
Philippon, Daniel J.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 bandw photos, 2 figures
Pages:
391
Dimensions:
9.24x6.08x1.03 in. 1.27 lbs.

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