Synopses & Reviews
Includes bibliographical references (p. 613-621) and index.
"Schama has produced an imaginative, provocative, and well-written study of how Western culture has imbued its natural surroundings with history and myth. Focusing on three particular parts of the natural environment, Schama convincingly illustrates how deeply they affect one's consciousness and how that, in turn, has determined what is landscape....His interpretation of Mt. Rushmore as the ultimate symbol of triumph, possession, and imperialism is particularly interesting."M.T. Scholz, Choice
About the Author
Simon Schama is Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author of Citizens, Dead Certainties
and An Embarrassment of Riches
. Simon Schama lives in New York with his wife and their two children.
From the Hardcover edition.