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The Great New Wilderness Debate

J.Baird Callicott Michael P. Nelson



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31 July 1998
The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of wilderness reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness preservation and those who argue for wise use.

J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.
Edited by:   J.Baird Callicott, Michael P. Nelson
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   989g
ISBN:   9780820319841
ISBN 10:   0820319848
Pages:   696
Publication Date:   31 July 1998
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael P. Nelson is an associate professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Michigan State University, where he is affiliated with the Lyman Briggs College, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Department of Philosophy. J. Baird Callicott is a professor of philosophy at the University of North Texas. Nelson and Callicott are coeditors of The Great New Wilderness Debate (Georgia) and The Wilderness Debate Rages On (Georgia), and coauthors of American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study.

Reviews for The Great New Wilderness Debate

This book has much to recommend it. . . . An extremely useful catalogue of recent writings on the wilderness concept.--Paul Sutter Environmental History

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