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The Resource Germany's nature : cultural landscapes and environmental history, Thomas Lekan, Thomas Zeller, editors

Germany's nature : cultural landscapes and environmental history, Thomas Lekan, Thomas Zeller, editors

Label
Germany's nature : cultural landscapes and environmental history
Title
Germany's nature
Title remainder
cultural landscapes and environmental history
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Lekan, Thomas Zeller, editors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Germany boasts one of the strongest environmental records in the world. The Rhine River is cleaner than it has been in decades, recycling is considered a civic duty, and German manufacturers of pollution-control technology export their products around the globe. Yet, little has been written about the country's remarkable environmental history, and even less of that research is available in English. Now for the first time, a survey of the country's natural and cultural landscapes is available in one volume. Essays by leading scholars of history, geography, and the social sciences move beyond the Green movement to uncover the enduring yet ever-changing cultural patterns, social institutions, and geographic factors that have sustained Germany's relationship to its land. Unlike the American environmental movement, which is still dominated by debates about wilderness conservation and the retention of untouched spaces, discussions of the German landscape have long recognized human impact as part of the "natural order."; Drawing on a variety of sites as examples, including forests, waterways, the Autobahn, and natural history museums, the essays demonstrate how environmental debates in Germany have generally centered on the best ways to harmonize human priorities and organic order, rather than on attempts to reify wilderness as a place to escape from industrial society. Germany's Nature is essential reading for students and professionals working in the fields of environmental studies, European history, and the history of science and technology
Cataloging source
COO
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lekan, Thomas M
  • Zeller, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forests and forestry
  • Nature conservation
  • Landscape protection
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • NATURE
  • HISTORY
  • Forests and forestry
  • Landscape protection
  • Nature conservation
  • Germany
Label
Germany's nature : cultural landscapes and environmental history, Thomas Lekan, Thomas Zeller, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Landscape of German Environmental History / Thomas Lekan and Thomas Zeller -- Part 1: Seeing Like a State: Water, Forests, and Power. Germany as a Focus of European 'Particularities' in Environmental History / Joachim Radkau -- Conviction and Constraint: Hydraulic Engineers and Amelioration Projects in Nineteenth-Century Prussia / Rita Gudermann -- A Sylvan People: Wilhelmine Forestry and the Forest as a Symbol of Germandom / Michael Imort -- Forestry and the German Imperial Imagination: Conflicts over Forest Use in German East Africa / Thaddeus Sunseri -- Part 2: The Cultural Landscapes of Home. Organic Machines: Cars, Drivers, and Nature from Imperial to Nazi Germany / Rudy Koshar -- Biology -- Heimat -- Family: Nature and Gender in German Natural History Museums around 1900 / Susanne Köstering -- Part 3: The Politics of Conservation. Indication and Identification: On the History of Bird Protection in Germany, 1800-1918 / Friedemann Schmoll -- Protecting Nature Between Democracy and Dictatorship: The Changing Ideology of the Bourgeois Conservationist Movement, 1925-1935 / John Alexander Williams -- Protecting Nature in a Divided Nation: Conservation in the Two Germanys, 1945-1972 / Sandra Chaney
Control code
ocn191947913
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813536675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jvvn3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191947913
Label
Germany's nature : cultural landscapes and environmental history, Thomas Lekan, Thomas Zeller, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Landscape of German Environmental History / Thomas Lekan and Thomas Zeller -- Part 1: Seeing Like a State: Water, Forests, and Power. Germany as a Focus of European 'Particularities' in Environmental History / Joachim Radkau -- Conviction and Constraint: Hydraulic Engineers and Amelioration Projects in Nineteenth-Century Prussia / Rita Gudermann -- A Sylvan People: Wilhelmine Forestry and the Forest as a Symbol of Germandom / Michael Imort -- Forestry and the German Imperial Imagination: Conflicts over Forest Use in German East Africa / Thaddeus Sunseri -- Part 2: The Cultural Landscapes of Home. Organic Machines: Cars, Drivers, and Nature from Imperial to Nazi Germany / Rudy Koshar -- Biology -- Heimat -- Family: Nature and Gender in German Natural History Museums around 1900 / Susanne Köstering -- Part 3: The Politics of Conservation. Indication and Identification: On the History of Bird Protection in Germany, 1800-1918 / Friedemann Schmoll -- Protecting Nature Between Democracy and Dictatorship: The Changing Ideology of the Bourgeois Conservationist Movement, 1925-1935 / John Alexander Williams -- Protecting Nature in a Divided Nation: Conservation in the Two Germanys, 1945-1972 / Sandra Chaney
Control code
ocn191947913
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813536675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jvvn3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191947913

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