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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. T
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Outwater, Alice
Dewey number
304.2/80973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.O87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature
  • Human ecology
  • Environmentalism
  • Conservation of natural resources
Label
Wild at heart : America's turbulent relationship with nature, from exploitation to redemption, Alice Outwater
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
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
  • on1031567397
  • (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 285-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
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
  • on1031567397
  • (OCoLC)1031567397

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