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The Resource Ecological revolutions: nature, gender and science in New England

Ecological revolutions: nature, gender and science in New England

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Ecological revolutions: nature, gender and science in New England
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Ecological revolutions: nature, gender and science in New England
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eng
Summary
With the arrival of European explorers and settlers during the seventeenth century, Native American ways of life and the environment itself underwent radical alterations as human relationships to the land and ways of thinking about nature all changed. This colonial ecological revolution held sway until the nineteenth century, when New England's industrial production brought on a capitalist revolution that again remade the ecology, economy, and conceptions of nature in the region. In Ecological Revolutions, Carolyn Merchant analyzes these two major transformations in the New England environment between 1600 and 1860. In a preface to the second edition, Merchant introduces new ideas about narrating environmental change based on gender and the dialectics of transformation, while the revised epilogue situates New England in the context of twenty-first-century globalization and climate change. Merchant argues that past ways of relating to the land could become an inspiration for renewing resources and achieving sustainability in the future
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Merchant, Carolyn
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Human ecology
  • Indians of North America
  • Human ecology
  • New England
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Ecological revolutions: nature, gender and science in New England
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-362) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ecology and history -- Part 1 : The colonial ecological revolution. Animals into resources ; From corn mothers to Puritan fathers ; The animate cosmos of the colonial farmer -- Part 2 : The capitalist ecological revolution. Farm ecology : subsistence versus market ; The mechanization of nature : managing farms and forests ; Nature, mother, and industry -- Epilogue : the global ecological revolution -- Appendixes. Appendix A : foods of southeastern New England Indians, 1600-1675 ; Appendix B : pelts exported by John Pynchon, 1652-1663 ; Appendix C : profile of fifteen inland Massachusetts towns ; Appendix D : land use in Concord, Massachusetts ; Appendix E : products of the New England forest, 1840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 379 pages
Isbn
9780807842546
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Ecological revolutions: nature, gender and science in New England
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ecology and history -- Part 1 : The colonial ecological revolution. Animals into resources ; From corn mothers to Puritan fathers ; The animate cosmos of the colonial farmer -- Part 2 : The capitalist ecological revolution. Farm ecology : subsistence versus market ; The mechanization of nature : managing farms and forests ; Nature, mother, and industry -- Epilogue : the global ecological revolution -- Appendixes. Appendix A : foods of southeastern New England Indians, 1600-1675 ; Appendix B : pelts exported by John Pynchon, 1652-1663 ; Appendix C : profile of fifteen inland Massachusetts towns ; Appendix D : land use in Concord, Massachusetts ; Appendix E : products of the New England forest, 1840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 379 pages
Isbn
9780807842546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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