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How has the concept of wild nature changed over the millennia? And what have been the environmental consequences? In a wide-ranging work of intellectual history, Max Oelschlaeger presents a stimulating new examination of humankind's relationship with the natural world through the ages-from early totemism through Egyptian, Greco-Roman, and Judeo-Christian supernaturalism to the rise of materialism and modernism.

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How has the concept of wild nature changed over the millennia? This book presents an examination of humankind's relationship with the natural world throughout the ages - from early totenism through Egyptian, Graeco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian supernaturalism to the rise of materialism and modernism.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-459) and index.

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ISBN:
9780300053708
Author:
Oelschlaeger, Max
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Philosophy of nature
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-852
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
489
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , How has the concept of wild nature changed over the millennia? This book presents an examination of humankind's relationship with the natural world throughout the ages - from early totenism through Egyptian, Graeco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian supernaturalism to the rise of materialism and modernism.
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