Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement
University of Georgia Press, 2005 - 373 Seiten
Conserving Words looks at five authors of seminal works of nature writing who also founded or revitalized important environmental organizations: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club, Mabel Osgood Wright and the National Audubon Society, John Muir and the Sierra Club, Aldo Leopold and the Wilderness Society, and Edward Abbey and Earth First! These writers used powerfully evocative and galvanizing metaphors for nature, metaphors that Daniel J. Philippon calls “conserving” words: frontier (Roosevelt), garden (Wright), park (Muir), wilderness (Leopold), and utopia (Abbey). Integrating literature, history, biography, and philosophy, this ambitious study explores how “conserving” words enabled narratives to convey environmental values as they explained how human beings should interact with the nonhuman world.
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The Ecology of Influence
PRESERVING THE PIECES PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATION
The Closing of the Frontier Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club
The Garden You and I Mabel Osgood Wright and the National Audubon Society
Our National Parks John Muir and the Sierra Club
PROTECTING THE PLANET MODERN ENVIRONMENTALISM
The Call of the Wild Aldo Leopold and the Wilderness Society
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