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wilderness

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 and Culture

Eric T. Freyfogle.

in A Good That Transcends

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 8447 words.

Wilderness both as place and idea has become contested, and for reasons that, when probed, help illuminate contemporary struggles to understand the natural world and to live well within it....

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Down the Wild Cape Fear

Philip Gerard.

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 288 pages.

This book invites readers onto the fabled waters of the Cape Fear River and guides them on the 200-mile voyage from the confluence of the Deep and Haw Rivers at Mermaid Point all the way to...

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Swamplife

Laura A. Ogden.

July 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 200 pages.

Little in North America is wilder than the Florida Everglades—a landscape of frightening reptiles, exotic plants in profusion, swarms of mosquitoes, and unforgiving heat. And yet, even from...

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A Good That Transcends

Eric T. Freyfogle.

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 229 pages.

Long-simmering environmental problems originate in human actions that alter nature in ways deemed abusive or degrading. The root causes of environmental ills are thus the forces and...

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W. E. B. Du Bois: Racial Inequality and Alienation from Nature

Kimberly K. Smith.

in Engaging Nature

January 2015; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 6266 words.

Kimberly K. Smith explores W. E. B. Du Bois’s largely unrecognized insights into how racism distorts our relationship with the natural world. For African-Americans, according to Du Bois,...

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Thinking, Talking, and Culture

Eric T. Freyfogle.

in A Good That Transcends

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7417 words.

Today’s environmental ills stem in significant part from aspects of modern culture. Environmental-reform efforts, accordingly, need to focus far more than they have on cultural change. ...

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Homes, Household Practices, and the Domain(s) of Citizenship

John M. Meyer.

in Engaging the Everyday

March 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 9368 words.

Home and household practices have become a normatively appealing foundation for environmentalism in the past couple decades. It is at the root of many calls for environmental justice and...

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