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The Resource Visions of the land : science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology, Michael A. Bryson

Visions of the land : science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology, Michael A. Bryson

Label
Visions of the land : science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology
Title
Visions of the land
Title remainder
science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Visions of the Land looks at the period from 1840 to 1970 through the works of seven explorers, scientists, and writers, in order to examine the various ways our culture has viewed nature. In this ambitious work, Michael A. Bryson draws upon a wide array of references (narratives, technical reports, natural histories, scientific autobiographies, fictional utopias, and popular scientific literature), to better illustrate the constantly changing manner in which our culture has chosen to conceptualize nature. Dividing the book into three parts, "Narratives of Exploration and the Scientist-Hero," "Imagined Communities and the Scientific Management of Nature," and "Nature's Identity and the Critique of Science," Bryson discusses the works of John C. Fremont, Richard Byrd, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John Wesley Powell, Susan Cooper, Rachel Carson, and Loren Eiseley"--H-Net
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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1967-
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Bryson, Michael A.
Dewey number
810.9/355
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.E25
LC item number
B79 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Under the sign of nature
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  • American literature
  • Environmental literature
  • Literature and science
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Wilderness areas in literature
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmental literature
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Nature in literature
  • Wilderness areas in literature
  • United States
Label
Visions of the land : science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology, Michael A. Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I saw visions": John Charles Fremont and the explorer"-scientist as nineteenth-century hero -- "The evidence of my ruin": Richard Byrd's Antarctic sojourn -- "A strange and terrible woman land": Charlotte Perkins Gilman's scientific utopia -- "A unit of country well defined in nature": John Wesley Powell and the scientific management of the American West -- "The earth is the common home of all": Susan Fenimore Cooper's investigations of a settled landscape -- "The relentless drive of life": Rachel Carson's and Loren Eiseley's reformulation of science and nature
Control code
759159950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813921723
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6t9zsg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759159950
Label
Visions of the land : science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology, Michael A. Bryson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I saw visions": John Charles Fremont and the explorer"-scientist as nineteenth-century hero -- "The evidence of my ruin": Richard Byrd's Antarctic sojourn -- "A strange and terrible woman land": Charlotte Perkins Gilman's scientific utopia -- "A unit of country well defined in nature": John Wesley Powell and the scientific management of the American West -- "The earth is the common home of all": Susan Fenimore Cooper's investigations of a settled landscape -- "The relentless drive of life": Rachel Carson's and Loren Eiseley's reformulation of science and nature
Control code
759159950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813921723
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6t9zsg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759159950

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