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Down to Earth - Nature's Role in American History (Paperback, 4th edition) Loot Price: R1,377
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Down to Earth - Nature's Role in American History (Paperback, 4th edition): Ted Steinberg

Down to Earth - Nature's Role in American History (Paperback, 4th edition)

Ted Steinberg

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In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of the United States--a history that places the environment at the very center of the narrative. Now in a new edition, Down to Earth reenvisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants, animals, climate, and other ecological factors can radically change the way that we think about the past. Examining such familiar topics as colonization, the industrial revolution, slavery, the Civil War, and the emergence of consumer culture, Steinberg recounts how the natural world influenced the course of human history. From the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to modern efforts to sell the wilderness as a consumer good, he reminds readers that many critical episodes in U.S. history were, in fact, environmental events. The text highlights the ways in which Americans have attempted to reshape and control nature, from Thomas Jefferson's surveying plan, which divided the national landscape into a grid, to the transformation of animals, crops, and even water into commodities.


Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2018
Authors: Ted Steinberg
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Edition: 4th edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-086442-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > General
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Human geography > General
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 0-19-086442-7
Barcode: 9780190864422

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