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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

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Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War (5 – 7 May, 1864), a battle between the Union army under Grant and the Confederates under Robert E. Lee. Fighting took place in a wooded...

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wilderness

in The Oxford Companion to the Garden

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden. 547 words.

The wilderness was a feature of English, and Scottish, gardens of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century.

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wilderness

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 105 words.

Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War (5 – 7 May, 1864), a battle between the Union army under Grant and the Confederates under ...

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Wilderness

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 2340 words.

Ideas about wilderness have shifted through time—from abhorrence in the premodern era to appreciation in the age of Emerson and Thoreau. Proponents of economic development in...

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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 Society

Daniel J. Philippon.

in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion. 644 words.

Founded in 1935, The Wilderness Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the protection of wilderness in the United

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Wilderness Area

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A large area of wilderness in the USA that has been set aside for preservation by the US Congress by including it in the National Wilderness Preservation System. Previously known as...

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Wilderness passage

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A time in the wilderness occurs in many versions of the heroic monomyth. If it takes place during childhood, the wilderness is a place where the hero-to-be is abandoned by ...

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Wilderness Society

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Founded in 1935, The Wilderness Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the protection of wilderness in the United States and to the development of a network of wild lands ...

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Wilderness Area

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). 35 words.

A large area of *wilderness in the USA that has been set aside for preservation by the US Congress

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Wilderness Area

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). 35 words.

A large area of wilderness in the USA that has been set aside for preservation by the US Congress by

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