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Product Description: An engaging history of the founding of one of the world’s most popular environmental organizations, the Audubon Society In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched Audubon Magazine...read more

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9780300215458 | Yale Univ Pr, August 23, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: An engaging history of the founding of one of the world’s most popular environmental organizations, the Audubon Society In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched Audubon Magazine.

Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, nature came to be perceived as an orderly, rational, physical world that could be engineered, controlled, and managed. Autonomous Nature focuses on the history of unpredictability, why it was a problem for the ancient world through the Scientific Revolution, and why it is a problem for today. The work is set in the context of vignettes about unpredictable events such as the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the Bubonic Plague, the Lisbon Earthquake, and efforts to understand and predict the weather and natural disasters. This book is an ideal text for courses on the environment, environmental history, history of science, or the philosophy of science.

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9781138930995 | Routledge, October 2, 2015, cover price $130.00

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9781138931008 | Routledge, September 17, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century.

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Product Description: This revised edition of Carolyn Merchant’s classic Reinventing Eden has been updated with a new foreword and afterword. Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture. This book traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations and offers a bold new way to think about the earth...read more

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9780415644259 | 2 edition (Routledge, March 18, 2013), cover price $140.00 | About this edition: This revised edition of Carolyn Merchant’s classic Reinventing Eden has been updated with a new foreword and afterword.
9780415931649 | Routledge, March 1, 2003, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture.

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9780415644266 | 2 edition (Routledge, March 19, 2013), cover price $43.95 | About this edition: This revised edition of Carolyn Merchant’s classic Reinventing Eden has been updated with a new foreword and afterword.
9780415931656 | Routledge, July 1, 2004, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture.

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Product Description: Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY presents major themes and controversial issues from native American times to the present, drawn from compelling, readable sources that draw readers into the process of developing their own perspectives on American environmental history...read more
By Carolyn Merchant (editor)

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9780495912422 | 3 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, August 4, 2011), cover price $143.95 | About this edition: Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.

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By exploring the stages of ecological transformation that took place in New England as European settlers took control of the land, Carolyn Merchant develops a fresh approach to environmental history. Her analysis of how human communities are related to their environment opens a perspective that goes beyond overt changes in the landscape.Merchant brings to light the dense network of links between the human realm of economic regimes, social structure, and gender relations, as they are conditioned by a dominant worldview, and the ecological realm of plant and animal life. Thus we see how the integration of the Indians with their natural world was shattered by Europeans who engaged in exhaustive methods of hunting, trapping, and logging for the market and in widespread subsistence farming. The resulting "colonial ecological revolution" was to hold sway until roughly the time of American independence, when the onset of industrialization and increasing urbanization brought about the "capitalist ecological revolution." By the late nineteenth century, Merchant argues, New England had become a society that viewed the whole ecosphere as an arena for human domination. One can see in New England a "mirror of the world," she says. What took place there between 1600 and 1850 was a greatly accelerated recapitulation of the evolutionary ecological changes that had occurred in Europe over a span of 2,500 years.

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9780807818589 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, December 1, 1989, cover price $55.00

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9780807842546 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, November 1, 1989, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: By exploring the stages of ecological transformation that took place in New England as European settlers took control of the land, Carolyn Merchant develops a fresh approach to environmental history.

As we survey the effects of modernism—environmental destruction, the net consumption of irreplaceable natural resources, the ever-widening gulf between first and third worlds—we are forced to grapple with the consequences of the domination of nature by human beings. The readings gathered here join these issues with critical theory to examine the ongoing struggle to rediscover the nature within human beings and to reconnect it with external nature.Starting with an examination of the use of modernist thought as legitimation for the domination of nature, the collection progresses on a broad front: It examines how first-world economies create third-world dependency; the connections between poverty and population; how basic needs could be fulfilled in a green sustainable economy; the debate among deep, social, and socialist ecologists over the new ecological worldview; ecofeminism and the liberation of both women and nature; environmental justice for minorities and third-world peoples; the need for new spiritual relations between people and nature; and a new postmodern science that offers people a partnership with nature. The conclusion presents the "Principles of Environmental Justice," adopted by the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.Each essay stands on its own as a contribution to the ecological debate, but the cumulative effect is clearly to ask how critical theorists, current environmental philosophers, and scientists propose to liberate both human beings and nature.
By Carolyn Merchant (editor)

Paperback:

9781591025788 | 2 edition (Humanity Books, December 31, 2007), cover price $25.99
9780391037953 | Prometheus Books, October 1, 1994, cover price $18.50 | also contains Shining Star Teen Bible Leader + Music Cd: See the Jesus in Me!
9781573926003 | Humanity Books, October 1, 1994, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: As we survey the effects of modernism—environmental destruction, the net consumption of irreplaceable natural resources, the ever-widening gulf between first and third worlds—we are forced to grapple with the consequences of the domination of nature by human beings.

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Product Description: By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis...read more

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9780231140348 | Columbia Univ Pr, October 1, 2007, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis.

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9780231140355 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 31, 2007, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis.

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Product Description: How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment? How have political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major reference work to explore all the major themes and debates of the burgeoning field of environmental history...read more

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9780231112321 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2002, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment?

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9780231112338 | Columbia Univ Pr, August 15, 2005, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment?

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Product Description: This is a new edition of the classic examination of major philosophical, ethical, scientific and economic roots of environmental problems which examines the ways that radical ecologists can transform science and society in order to sustain life on this planet...read more

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9780415935777 | 2 edition (Routledge, June 1, 2005), cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This is a new edition of the classic examination of major philosophical, ethical, scientific and economic roots of environmental problems which examines the ways that radical ecologists can transform science and society in order to sustain life on this planet.
9780415906494 | Routledge, August 1, 1992, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Responding to the profound awareness of environmental crisis which prevails in this closing decade of the 20th century.

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9780415935784 | 2 edition (Routledge, June 1, 2005), cover price $41.95 | About this edition: This is a new edition of the classic examination of major philosophical, ethical, scientific and economic roots of environmental problems which examines the ways that radical ecologists can transform science and society in order to sustain life on this planet.
9780415906500 | Routledge, August 1, 1992, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Radical Ecology responds to the profound awareness of vironmental crisis which prevails in this closing decade of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: This volume traces the history of environmental conditions in the United States through the examination of critical issues such as pollution, conservation, and wilderness preservation. The Second Edition of this popular text includes several new essays and documents and pays particular attention to multiculturalism and gender throughout...read more
By Carolyn Merchant (editor)

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9780618308057 | 2 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, October 20, 2006), cover price $151.95 | About this edition: This volume traces the history of environmental conditions in the United States through the examination of critical issues such as pollution, conservation, and wilderness preservation.

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Product Description: Green Versus Gold provides a compelling look at California's environmental history from its Native American past to conflicts and movements of recent decades. Carolyn Merchant has brought together primary sources and interpretive essays to create a comprehensive picture of the history of ecological and human interactions...read more
By Carolyn Merchant (editor)

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9781559635790 | Island Pr, June 1, 1998, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Green Versus Gold provides a compelling look at California's environmental history from its Native American past to conflicts and movements of recent decades.

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9781559635806 | Island Pr, June 1, 1998, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Green Versus Gold provides a compelling look at California's environmental history from its Native American past to conflicts and movements of recent decades.

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Product Description: This work presents essays on the topic of women and the environment. It looks at age-old associations of women with nature, starting with Eve and continuing through to environmental activists of today. The problematic assumptions of women as caregivers and men as dominating nature are considered...read more

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9780415908870 | Routledge, July 1, 1996, cover price $62.95 | About this edition: This work presents essays on the topic of women and the environment.

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9780415908887 | Routledge, August 1, 1995, cover price $53.95

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Reveals how the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries changed our view of the earth and argues that the advance of science set back the cause of women (view table of contents)

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9780062505958 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, January 1, 1990), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Reveals how the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries changed our view of the earth and argues that the advance of science set back the cause of women

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Reveals how the scientific revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries changed our view of the earth and argues that the advance of science set back the cause of women

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9780062505712 | Harpercollins, April 1, 1980, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Reveals how the scientific revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries changed our view of the earth and argues that the advance of science set back the cause of women

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