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Title The wilderness debate rages on : continuing the great new wilderness debate / edited by Michael P. Nelson and J. Baird Callicott
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2008]
©2008

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Description xv, 723 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction. The growth of wilderness seeds / Michael P. Nelson and J. Baird Callicott -- Part I. The unreceived wilderness idea: the road not taken -- Animal life as an asset of national parks / Joseph Grinnel and Tracy I. Storer -- The need for a more serious effort to rescue a few fragments of vanishing nature / Francis B. Summer -- Importance of natural conditions in national parks / Barrington Moore -- The importance of preserving wilderness conditions / Charles C. Adams -- Problems of geographical origin / George M. Wright, Joseph S. Dixon and Ben H. Thompson -- Big game of our national parks / George M. Wright -- The preservation of natural biotic communities / Victor E. Shelford -- Conservation versus preservation / Victor E. Shelford -- Wilderness as a land laboratory / Aldo Leopold -- Science, recreation and Leopold's quest for a durable scale / Julianne Lutz Warren -- The value of wilderness to science / Stephen H. Spurr -- From woodcraft to 'leave no trace': wilderness, consumerism and environmentalism in 20th century America / James Morton Turner -- Wilderness preservation argument 31: the psychotherapy at a distance argument / Mark P. Jenkins --
Part II. Race, class, culture and wilderness -- Imagining nature and erasing class and race: Carleton Watkins, John Muir and the construction of wilderness / Kevin DeLuca and Anne Demo -- Jackfish Pete: Pete LaPrairie's story / Lynn Maria Laitala -- Wilderness perservation and biodiversity conservation: keeping divergent goals distinct / Sahotra Sarkar -- Cross-cultural confusion: application of world heritage concepts in scenic and historic interest areas in China / Feng Han -- Recycled rain forest myths / Antonio Carlos Diegues -- A willing benefactor: an essay on wilderness in Nilotic and Bantu culture / G.W. Burnett, Regine Joulié-Küttner and Kamuyu wa Kang'ethe -- What is Africa to me?: wilderness in black thought, 1860-1930 / Kimberly K. Smith -- African-American wildland memories / Cassandra Y. Johnson and J.M. Bowker --
Part III. The wilderness idea roundly criticized and defended... again -- Is nature real? / Cary Snyder -- Contemporary criticisms of the received wilderness idea / J. Baird Callicott -- The real wilderness idea / Dave Foreman -- Changing human relationships with nature: making and remaking wilderness science / Jill M. Belsky -- The not-so-great wilderness debate... continued / David W. Orr -- On wilderness and people: a view from Mt. Marcy / Wayne Ouderkirk -- Something wild?: Deleuze and Guattari, wilderness and purity / Jonathan Maskit -- Wild: rhythm of the appearing and disappearing / Irene J. Klaver -- Against the social construction of nature and wilderness / Eileen Crist -- Wilderness, cultivation and appropriation / John O'Neill -- Conservation biologists challenge traditional nature protection organizations / Michael McCloskey --
Part IV. Thinking through the wilderness idea -- Wilderness / Marilynne Robinson -- The implication of the 'shifting paradigm' in ecology for paradigm shifts in the philosophy of conservation / J. Baird Callicott -- Hell no. Of course not, but... / Wendell Berry -- Wilderness as a sabbath for the land / Scott Russell Sanders -- Distinguishing experiential and physical conceptions of wilderness / John A. Vucetich and Michael P. Nelson --The riddle of the Apostle Islands: how do you manage a wilderness full of human stories? / William Cronon -- Letting nature run wild in the national parks / Rolf O. Peterson -- Ecological theory and values in the determination of conservation goals: examples from the temperate regions of Germany, United States of America, and Chile / Kurt Jax and Ricardo Rozzi -- Wilderness as witness (Cape Perpetua) / Kathleen Dean Moore
Summary "Ten years ago, The Great New Wilderness Debate began a cross-disciplinary conversation about the varied constructions of 'wilderness' and the controversies that surround them. 'The Wilderness Debate Rages On' will reinvigorate that conversation and usher in a second decade of debate. Like its predecessor, the book gathers both critiques and defenses of the idea of wilderness from a wide variety of perspectives and voices. The Wilderness Debate Rages On includes the best explorations of the concept of the concept of wilderness from the past decade, underappreciated essays from the early twentieth century that offer an alternative vision of the concept and importance of wilderness, and writings meant to clarify or help us rethink the concept of wilderness. Narrative writers such as Wendell Berry, Scott Russell Sanders, Marilynne Robinson, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Lynn Maria Laitala are also given a voice in order to show how the wilderness debate is expanding outside the academy. The writers represented in the anthology include ecologists, environmental philosophers, conservation biologists, cultural geographers, and environmental activists. The book begins with little-known papers by early twentieth-century ecologists advocating the preservation of natural areas for scientific study, not, as did Thoreau, Muir, and the early Leopold, for purposes of outdoor recreation. The editors argue that had these writers influenced the eventual development of federal wilderness policy, our national wilderness system would better serve contemporary conservation priorities for representative ecosystems and biodiversity." -- Publisher's website
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nature conservation.
Nature conservation -- Philosophy.
Author Nelson, Michael P., 1966-
Callicott, J. Baird.
LC no. 2008007941
ISBN 9780820331713 paperback alkaline paper
0820331716 paperback alkaline paper
9780820327402 cloth alkaline paper
0820327409 cloth alkaline paper