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Visions of the land : science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology /

Main Author: Bryson, Michael A., 1967-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2002.
Series:Under the sign of nature
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245 1 0 |a Visions of the land :  |b science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology /  |c Michael A. Bryson. 
260 |a Charlottesville :  |b University Press of Virginia,  |c 2002. 
300 |a xvii, 228 p. ;  |c 25 cm. 
440 0 |a Under the sign of nature 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-214) and index. 
505 0 0 |g Part 1  |t Narratives of exploration and the scientist-hero --  |t "I saw visions": John Charles Frémont and the explorer-scientist as nineteenth-century hero --  |t "The evidence of my ruin": Richard Byrd's Antarctic sojourn --  |g Part 2  |t Imagined communities and the scientific management of nature --  |t "A strange and terrible woman land": Charlotte Perkins Gilman's scientific utopia --  |t "A unit of country well defined in nature": John Wesley Powell and the scientific management of the American West --  |g Part 3  |t Nature's identity and the critique of science --  |t "The earth is the common home of all": Susan Fenimore Cooper's investigations of a settled landscape --  |t "The relentless drive of life": Rachel Carson's and Loren Eiseley's reformulation of science and nature. 
590 |a October02eng 
650 0 |a American literature  |x History and criticism. 
650 0 |a Environmental literature  |x History and criticism. 
650 0 |a Literature and science  |z United States  |x History. 
650 0 |a Environmental protection in literature. 
650 0 |a Wilderness areas in literature. 
650 0 |a Landscape in literature. 
650 0 |a Ecology in literature. 
650 0 |a Nature in literature. 
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