Wilderness and the American Mind
A critical and foundational work in the field of environmental history, Nash explores the evolution of the relationship between the American public and 'wilderness', from the time of initial colonization and intense exploitation, to the Thoreauvian transcendentalist period, up to the present (at the time of writing) conservationist movement. Written in an easily digestible format, but still with plenty of scholarly candor, Wilderness and the American Mind provides a wider perspective on issues such as the damming of Hetch Hetchy and the establishment of the National Park system, and contextualizes them within the broader scope of American history.
Condition: Clearly worn in, but structurally sound. Some handwritten notes.
Measures ~5"x7". 300 pages.