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The Resource Imagining the forest : narratives of Michigan and the Upper Midwest, John Knott

Imagining the forest : narratives of Michigan and the Upper Midwest, John Knott

Label
Imagining the forest : narratives of Michigan and the Upper Midwest
Title
Imagining the forest
Title remainder
narratives of Michigan and the Upper Midwest
Statement of responsibility
John Knott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Forests have always been more than just their trees. The forests in Michigan (and similar forests in other Great Lakes states such as Wisconsin and Minnesota) played a role in the American cultural imagination from the beginnings of European settlement in the early 19th century to the present. Our relationships with those forests have been shaped by the cultural attitudes of the times, and people have invested in them both moral and spiritual meanings. Author John Knott draws upon such works as Simon Schama's Landscape and Memory and Robert Pogue Harrison's Forests: The Shadow of Civilization in exploring ways in which our relationships with forests have been shaped, using Michigan-its history of settlement, popular literature, and forest management controversies-as an exemplary case. Knott looks at such well-known figures as William Bradford, James Fenimore Cooper, John Muir, John Burroughs, and Teddy Roosevelt; Ojibwa conceptions of the forest and natural world (including how Longfellow mythologized them); early explorer accounts; and contemporary literature set in the Upper Peninsula, including Jim Harrison's True North and Philip Caputo's Indian Country. Two competing metaphors evolved over time, Knott shows: the forest as howling wilderness, impeding the progress of civilization and in need of subjugation, and the forest as temple or cathedral, worthy of reverence and protection. Imagining the Forest shows the origin and development of both"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knott, John R.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Michigan
  • Middle West
  • Forests in literature
  • Forestry in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Forests and forestry
  • Natural history
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • NATURE
  • HISTORY
  • Forestry in literature
  • Forests and forestry
  • Forests in literature
  • Literature
  • Natural history
  • Nature in literature
  • Travel
  • Great Lakes Region
  • Michigan
  • Middle West
Label
Imagining the forest : narratives of Michigan and the Upper Midwest, John Knott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""1 // What Was Here Before""; ""2 // Clearings""; ""3 // The Culture of Logging""; ""4 // Stewart Edward White and the Logger as Frontier Hero""; ""5 // Loss and Renewal""; ""6 // The Forest as Playground""; ""7 // The Forest as Ecosystem""; ""8 // Designing the Forest""; ""Coda""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn769850826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028078
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rd8fmr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769850826
Label
Imagining the forest : narratives of Michigan and the Upper Midwest, John Knott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""1 // What Was Here Before""; ""2 // Clearings""; ""3 // The Culture of Logging""; ""4 // Stewart Edward White and the Logger as Frontier Hero""; ""5 // Loss and Renewal""; ""6 // The Forest as Playground""; ""7 // The Forest as Ecosystem""; ""8 // Designing the Forest""; ""Coda""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn769850826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028078
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rd8fmr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769850826

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