The Great New Wilderness Debate

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J. Baird Callicott, Michael P. Nelson
University of Georgia Press, 1998 - Nature - 697 pages
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.

 

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Contents

part three The Wilderness Idea Roundly Criticized
3
part one The Received Wilderness Idea
23
Walking and Huckleberries
31
Wilderness Hunters and Wilderness Game
63
Aldo Leopold Wilderness as a Form of Land Use
75
5 Robert Marshall The Problem of the Wilderness vii
85
A Starker Leopold et al Wildlife Management
103
The Preservation of Wilderness?
131
The Sustainable Development Alternative
337
Holmes Rolston III The Wilderness Idea
367
j7 J Baird Callicott That Good OldTime Wilderness
387
Dave Foreman Wilderness Areas for Real
395
Reed F Noss Sustainability and Wilderness
408
4Ji William Cronon The Trouble with Wilderness
471
Marvin Henberg Wilderness Myth and American
500
part four Beyond the Wilderness Idea
513

Michael P Nelson An Amalgamation
154
part two Third and Fourth World Views
201
Subsistence and the National Park Ideal
217
Ramachandra Guha Radical American
231
David M Johns The Relevance of Deep Ecology
246
2ji Ramachandra Guha Deep Ecology Revisited
271
Arne Naess The Third World Wilderness
280
Arturo GomezPompa and Andrea Kaus
293
Carl Talbot The Wilderness Narrative and
325
Thinking
521
Donald M Waller Getting Back to the Right
540
From Scenery
568
J Baird Callicott Should Wilderness Areas Become
585
R Edward Grumbine Using Biodiversity as
595
6iy Jack Turner In Wildness Is the Preservation of
617
Gary Snyder The Rediscovery of Turtle Island
642
Index
691
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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.

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