Untilled Garden Natural History and the Spirit of Conservation in America, 1740-1840

ISBN-10: 052172984X
ISBN-13: 9780521729840
Edition: 2009
Authors: Richard W. Judd
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Imagination and Nature, 1808
Forging a Scientific Community
"A Country Unknown": Utility and Romance in the Colonial Idea of Nature
Rambles in Eden
"A Despairing Curiosity": Creating America's Scientific Academy
The Natural History of America
Power and Purpose in the Geological Record: The Scientific Beginnings of American Romanticism
Integrated Landscapes: Mountains, Rivers, and Forests in the Balance of Nature
"A Distant Intercourse": Animal Character and Conservation
Improvers, Romantics, and the Science of Conservation
From Forest to Fruitful Field: Settlement and Improvement in the Western Wilderness
The Naturalist's Mirror: Popular Science and the Roots of Romanticism
Challenging the Idea of Improvement
Conclusion
Index

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