Man and Nature: Or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action

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Price
$60.00
Publisher
Belknap Press
Publish Date
Pages
504
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.3 inches | 0.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780674544529

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About the Author

David Lowenthal is Emeritus Professor of Geography and Honorary Research Fellow at University College London. He is a gold medallist of the Royal Geographical, the Royal Scottish Geographical and the American Geographical Societies, a Fellow of the British Academy and honorary D.Litt. Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 2010 he was awarded the Forbes Lecture Prize by the International Institute for Conservation. His books include The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History (1996), George Perkins Marsh, Prophet of Conservation (2000) and The Nature of Cultural Heritage and the Culture of National Heritage (2005).

Reviews

First published in 1864, this cautionary exploration of how civilizations decline when they degrade the natural world is the wellspring of the environmental movement.--T. H. Watkins "Washington Post "
This classic of conservation, Man and Nature, is a remarkable work. Written more than 100 years ago, it remains as rich and suggestive now as it must have been astonishing then... The editor has written an excellent and meticulously balanced foreword... It should be added that the labor of Lowenthal in correcting, amplifying, and annotating the original creation of Marsh is beyond cavil.--Los Angeles Times