Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Nature - 308 pages
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This work shows how the drive to conquer nature, explore and settle the globe, springs from a utopian pastoral impulse throughout Western history. It traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations in shopping malls, theme parks and gated communities.
 

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Carolyn Merchant is Chancellor's Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the current president of the American Society of Environmental History. She is also the author of Radical Ecology and Earthcare (both published by Routledge).

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