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Reinventing Eden : the fate of nature in Western culture / Carolyn Merchant.

Author/creator Merchant, Carolyn
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : Routledge, 2003.
Descriptionxii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content 2003
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Contents A garden planet -- The fall from Eden -- Recovering the garden -- From wilderness to civilization -- Adam as hero -- Eve as nature -- Colonizing Eden -- Eden commodified -- Earth in recovery -- Order out of chaos -- Partnership.
Review "Reinventing Eden traces the Garden of Eden myth from the Mesopotamian regions where agriculture - and the creation myth - first began, through the Greek and Roman empires, the Enlightenment, and the modern capitalist world. With eloquence and insight, Merchant shows how the drive to conquer nature, and to explore and settle the globe, springs from this utopian pastoral impulse. Time and again, human manipulation of the environment is our downfall: Eden is achieved by fencing off pristine beauty in national parks and wildlife preserves, while leaving the majority of the Earth in ruins."--Jacket.
Local noteLittle-473671--3051310694953
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 277-292) and index.
Access restrictionOnline version licensed for access by U. of T. users.
Action note Legacy 2017
LCCN 2002036787
ISBN0415931649 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780415931649 (alk. paper)
ISBN0415931657 (pbk.)
ISBN9780415931656 (pbk.)

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