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Nature's economy : a history of ecological ideas (Second edition)

By: Worster, Donald (University of Kansas)

Part of the Studies in Environment and History series
0521468345 / 9780521468343
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24 cm xiii, 507 pages
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Reprint. Previous edition: San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1977.

Nature's Economy is a wide-ranging investigation of ecology's past, first published in 1994.

It traces the origins of the concept, discusses the thinkers who have shaped it, and shows how it in turn has shaped the modern perception of our place in nature.

Our view of the living world is a product of culture, and the development of ecology since the eighteenth century has closely reflected society's changing concerns.

Donald Worster focuses on these dramatic shifts in outlook and on the individuals whose work has expressed and influenced society's point of view.

The book includes portraits of Linnaeus, Gilbert White, Darwin, Thoreau, and such key twentieth-century ecologists as Rachel Carson, Frederic Clements, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, and Eugene Odum.


HBG General & world history, RNC Applied ecology

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