Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas (Studies in Environment and History)

Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas (Studies in Environment and History) by Donald Worster 0521468345 9780521468343
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Nature? Economy is a wide-ranging investigation of ecology? past. It traces the origins of the concept, discusses the thinkers who have shaped it, and shows how it in turn has shaped the modern perception of our place in nature. Our view of the living world is a product of culture, and the development of ecology since the eighteenth century has closely reflected society? changing concerns. Donald Worster focuses on these dramatic shifts in outlook and on the individuals whose work has expressed and influenced society? point of view. The book includes portraits of Linnaeus, Gilbert White, Darwin, Thoreau, and such key twentieth-century ecologists as Rachel Carson, Frederic Clements, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, and Eugene Odum. The book concludes with a new Part Six, which looks at the directions ecology has taken most recently.      

Author: Donald Worster

Language: English

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 526

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1994-06-24


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