The Culture of Nature: North American Landscape from Disney to the Exxon Valdez

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Between The Lines, 1991 - Nature - 335 pages
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In this celebrated work, Alexander Wilson examines environments built over the past fifty years, as humans have continued to discover, exploit, protect, restore, and sometimes re-enchant a natural world in convulsion. Extensively illustrated.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Introduction
11
Recreation and Tourism
19
2 Nature Education and Promotion
53
A Social Ecology of Postwar Landscape Design
89
Nature Movies and TV
117
Worlds Fairs and Theme Parks
157
6 City and Country
193
Nature Parks and Zoos
223
Nuclear Plants and Other Environmental Architectures
257
Notes on Sources
293
Picture Credits
326
Index
329
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The late Alexander Wilson was a horticulturalist, journalist, and partner in a landscape design firm. He taught and wrote widely on popular culture, media, and the environment.

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