The Great New Wilderness Debate

The Great New Wilderness Debate The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive wide ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of wildernes

  • Title: The Great New Wilderness Debate
  • Author: J. Baird Callicott
  • ISBN: 9780820319841
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of wilderness reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness preservation and those who argue for wise use J.The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of wilderness reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness preservation and those who argue for wise use J Baird Callicott and Michael P Nelson have selected thirty nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate Beginning with such well known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.

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    1. A marathon to be sure, this anthology assessments the concept of wilderness from a number of perspectives: legal, scientific, philosophical, historical, literary, etc. I commend the editors for compiling a well-rounded view of wilderness. It would have been easy to over-represent their own views on the subject, but they were even-handed and judicious in their selections. Individuals who only have a passing interest in the subject may have a tough time getting through it, but the concepts it lays [...]

    2. This is probably one of the two best anthologies, I've ever held in my hands, regardless the theme (the second is, unsurprisingly, its successor: The Wilderness Debate Rages On: Continuing the Great New Wilderness Debate). That's partly because the editors did an amazing job of selecting the most relevant and interesting articles and organizing them into logical and convenient system, and partly because of an excellent introduction in which they go through the collection and article by article d [...]

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