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Nature and the English Diaspora
Environment and History in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

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Part of Studies in Environment and History

  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521657006

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  • This book is a comparative history of the development of ideas about nature, particularly of the importance of native nature in the Anglo settler countries of the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It examines the development of natural history, settlers' adaptations to the end of expansion, scientists' shift from natural history to ecology, and the rise of environmentalism. Addressing not only scientific knowledge but also popular issues from hunting to landscape painting, this book explores the ways in which English-speaking settlers looked at nature in their new lands.

    • Broad in geographical and chronological scope
    • Analyzes the sweep of change in nature knowledge over the last two centuries, from natural history to ecology
    • Explores the interaction of expert and popular knowledge in an area in which everyone has experience and ideas
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Dunlap's fine book, accessible to both scholars and a popular audience, covers many other provocative issues, including early-twentieth-century conservation efforts and late-twentieth-century environmental activism." Suzanne Marshall, History

    "...what the book does, it does well.Dunlap handles his subjects deftly and concisely. The result is a kind of popularization not unlike that which it celebrates. The book stands to formal historical scholarhsip as the natural history essay does to formal science. It reads like a guided nature walk through environmental history - not a bad way to learn about a new place, or a bad way to introduce the complex settlement history of four nations." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

    "...very well organized and very well documented." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521657006
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Making the Land Familiar:
    1. Natural history and the construction of nature
    2. Remaking worlds: European models in New Lands
    Part II. Beyond Conquest:
    3. Reaching limits, 1850–1900
    4. National nature, part I
    5. Changing science, 1880–1930
    Part III. Finding Firm Ground:
    6. Reaching limits, 1920–40
    7. National nature, part II
    8. An ecological perspective, 1920–50
    Part IV. New Knowledge, New Action:
    9. The diffusion of ecology, 1948–67
    10. The new world of nature.

  • Author

    Thomas Dunlap, Texas A & M University

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