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Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

An area which has generally been affected more by natural forces than by human agency; a region little affected by people. Some 77 000 km2 of the USA have been designated as wilderness...

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wilderness

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 8 words.

a voice in the wilderness: see voice.

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Wilderness

William H. Propp.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 840 words.

Hebrew midbār, “wilderness, desert,” originally meant “place of herding.” Since many wilderness areas of Palestine were sparsely vegetated, in

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Wilderness

William H. Propp.

in The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 485 words.

Hebrew midbāar, “wilderness, desert,” originally meant “place of herding.” Since many wilderness areas of Palestine were sparsely vegetated, in

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Wilderness

Robert Wyss.

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 4823 words.

Brower joins with Howard Zanhiser of the Wilderness Society to fight in Congress for a bill to protect the nation’s wilderness. He finds allies in Supreme Court Justice William Douglas and...

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wilderness

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 71 words.

Defined by the US *Wilderness Act (1964) as ‘an area where the earth and its community of life are

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wilderness

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 71 words.

Defined by the US Wilderness Act (1964) as ‘an area where the earth and its community of life

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wilderness

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 71 words.

Defined by the US *Wilderness Act (1964) as ‘an area where the earth and its community of life are

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wilderness

Noel Castree, Rob Kitchin and Alisdair Rogers.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 611 words.

An area devoid of human habitation, cultivation, or significant use. The meaning of wilderness has, however, changed through time. Before

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Wilderness

Max Oelschlaeger and O. W. Archibold.

in Encyclopedia of Global Change

January 2001; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 3651 words.

This entry consists of two articles to explain the idea of wilderness areas and their importance in global systems. The

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wilderness

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 104 words.

Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War (5 – 7 May, 1864), a battle between the Union

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