Visions of the land : science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology /
University Press of Virginia,
|Series:||Under the sign of nature
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- Part 1
- Narratives of exploration and the scientist-hero
- "I saw visions": John Charles Frémont 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.