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Brian Black - Departments of History and Environmental Studies, Penn State Altoona

Book Title: Nature's Metropolis

Author: Bill Cronon

Book Description:

Environmental history has presented me with a new way of knowing our past and the places that surround us. This way of knowing fuels my teaching and writing. The ideas of historians such as as William Cronon, Carolyn Merchant, and Donald Worster join with the spirit of naturalists, including Rachel Carson and John Muir. Add a dash of the cultural geography approach of scholars such as Carl O. Sauer and J.B. Jackson, and you have a fresh approach to the study of the human past. I hope this volume stirs the interest of others.

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