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Title:
The nature of New York : an environmental history of the Empire State
Author:
Stradling, David.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xi, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
This comes of settling a country : European colonization and the market's arrival -- This wilderness becomes a fertile plain : engineering the Empire State -- We are still in Eden : romanticism, tourism, and the power of culture -- Tainted and unwholesome atmospheres : urban environments, government, and reform -- A sound conservation program : Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and the power of individuals -- Tracing man's progress in making the planet uninhabitable : environmental interest groups and postwar threats -- We live in this filth : the urban crisis, environmental justice, and threats from beyond -- Epilogue : finding places in history.
ISBN:
9780801445101
Format :
Book