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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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Table of Contents:
  • Part 1
  • Narratives of exploration and the scientist-hero
  • "I saw visions": John Charles FreĢmont and the explorer-scientist as nineteenth-century hero
  • "The evidence of my ruin": Richard Byrd's Antarctic sojourn
  • Part 2
  • Imagined communities and the scientific management of nature
  • "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
  • Part 3
  • Nature's identity and the critique of science
  • "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.