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Author Oelschlaeger, Max.

Title The idea of wilderness : from prehistory to the age of ecology / Max Oelschlaeger.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c1991.


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Description xii, 477 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-459) and index.
Contents The idea of wilderness: from paleolithic to neolithic culture -- Ancient Mediterranean ideas of humankind and nature: the passage from myth to history -- The alchemy of modernism: the transmutation of wilderness into nature -- Wild nature: critical responses to modernism -- Henry David Thoreau: philosopher of the wilderness -- John Muir: wilderness sage --Aldo Leopold and the age of ecology -- The idea of wilderness in the poetry of Robinson Jeffers and Gary Snyder --Contemporary wilderness philosophy: from resourcism to deep ecology --Cosmos and wilderness: a postmodern wilderness philosophy.
Subject Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Wilderness areas.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Philosophy of nature.
ISBN 0300048513

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