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The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science, and Culture (Hardback)

Sue Ellen Campbell, Alex Hunt, Richard Kerridge

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ISBN 10: 0520269268 / ISBN 13: 9780520269262
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This lively book sweeps across dramatic and varied terrains - volcanoes and glaciers, billabongs and canyons, prairies and rain forests - to explore how humans have made sense of our planet s marvelous landscapes. In a rich weave of scientific, cultural, and personal stories, The Face of the Earth examines mirages and satellite images, swamp-dwelling heroes and Tibetan nomads, cave paintings and popular movies, investigating how we live with the great shaping forces of nature - from fire to changing climates and the intricacies of adaptation. The book illuminates subjects as diverse as the literary life of hollow Earth theories, the links between the Little Ice Age and Frankenstein s monster, and the spiritual allure of deserts and their scarce waters. Including vivid, on-the-spot accounts by scientists and writers in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Alaska, England, the Rocky Mountains, Antarctica, and elsewhere, The Face of the Earth charts the depth and complexity of our interdependence with the natural world. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520269262

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Titre : The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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This lively book sweeps across dramatic and varied terrains - volcanoes and glaciers, billabongs and canyons, prairies and rain forests - to explore how humans have made sense of our planet's marvelous landscapes. In a rich weave of scientific, cultural, and personal stories, "The Face of the Earth" examines mirages and satellite images, swamp-dwelling heroes and Tibetan nomads, cave paintings and popular movies, investigating how we live with the great shaping forces of nature - from fire to changing climates and the intricacies of adaptation. The book illuminates subjects as diverse as the literary life of hollow Earth theories, the links between the Little Ice Age and Frankenstein's monster, and the spiritual allure of deserts and their scarce waters. Including vivid, on-the-spot accounts by scientists and writers in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Alaska, England, the Rocky Mountains, Antarctica, and elsewhere, "The Face of the Earth" charts the depth and complexity of our interdependence with the natural world.

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"Engaging... The Face of the Earth is like none you have read before." -- Gioia Woods Northern Arizona University Interdisciplinary Studies In Literature And Environment 20120914 "Remarkable... Dazzling... A sophisticated and varied exploration... Spectacular... The Face of the Earth is indeed a source for wonder." -- Ruth Morgan Environment & History 20130223

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