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Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date May 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393308730
ISBN-10 0393308731
Dimensions 1.40 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.85 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
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Argues that the American frontier and city developed together by focusing on Chicago and tracing its roots from Native American habitation to its transformation by white settlement and development
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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." ―Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe

In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.

Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize



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1 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (May 1, 1991)
9780393029215 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.30 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Argues that the American frontier and city developed together by focusing on Chicago and tracing its roots from Native American habitation to its transformation by white settlement and development
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (May 1, 1992)
9780393308730 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.40 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Argues that the American frontier and city developed together by focusing on Chicago and tracing its roots from Native American habitation to its transformation by white settlement and development

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