Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West

Written By William Cronon
Nature s Metropolis  Chicago and the Great West
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 17 May 1992
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
  • Pages : 592 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 7 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West written by William Cronon which was release on 17 May 1992, this book published by W. W. Norton. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own. Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize

Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West

Nature s Metropolis  Chicago and the Great West
  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 1992-05-17
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, ...

An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis

An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis
  • Author : Cheryl Hudson
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-28
  • Total pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier – and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolis emerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can usefully ...

Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West

Nature s Metropolis  Chicago and the Great West
  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-11-02
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, ...

Metropolitan Natures

Metropolitan Natures
  • Author : Stéphane Castonguay,Michèle Dagenais
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : One of the oldest metropolitan areas in North America, Montreal has evolved from a remote fur trading post in New France into an international center for services and technology. A city and an island located at the confluence of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers, it is uniquely situated to ...

Replenishing the Earth

Replenishing the Earth
  • Author : James Belich
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2011-05-05
  • Total pages : 586
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : Why are we speaking English? Replenishing the Earth gives a new answer to that question, uncovering a 'settler revolution' that took place from the early nineteenth century that led to the explosive settlement of the American West and its forgotten twin, the British West, comprising the settler dominions of Canada, ...

Environments Natures and Social Theory

Environments  Natures and Social Theory
  • Author : Damian White,Alan Rudy,Brian Gareau
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : From climate change to fossil fuel dependency, from the uneven effects of natural disasters to the loss of biodiversity: complex socio-environmental problems indicate the urgency for cross-disciplinary research into the ways in which the social, the natural and the technological are ever more entangled. This ground breaking text moves between ...

Nature s Metropolis

Nature s Metropolis
  • Author : Cheryl Hudson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Total pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier - and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolisemerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can usefully ...

Permeable Border

Permeable Border
  • Author : John J. Bukowczyk
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Release Date : 2021-11-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : This text examines the history of the Great Lakes Basin in relation to its importance as a place of social, economic, and political interaction between the United States and Canada....

Trading Environments

Trading Environments
  • Author : Gordon M. Winder,Andreas Dix
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : This volume examines dynamic interactions between the calculative and speculative practices of commerce and the fruitfulness, variability, materiality, liveliness and risks of nature. It does so in diverse environments caught up in new trading relationships forged on and through frontiers for agriculture, forestry, mining and fishing. Historical resource frontiers are ...

Nature Action and the Future

Nature  Action and the Future
  • Author : Katrina Forrester,Sophie Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-31
  • Total pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : Leading scholars of political thought demonstrate how the history of political ideas makes sense of environmental politics and climate change....

Killing for Coal

Killing for Coal
  • Author : Thomas G. Andrews
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : A bold and original perspective on the 1914 Ludlow Massacre looks at the brutal clash between members of the United Mine Workers of America, a state militia with ties to Colorado's industrial barons, and guards employed by the Rockefeller family and illuminates the causes and consequences of the militancy that erupted ...

Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic

Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic
  • Author : Jana VanderGoot
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-22
  • Total pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : Despite population trends toward urbanization, the forest continues to have a strong appeal to the human imagination, and the human preference for forest over many other types of terrain is well documented. This book re-imagines architecture and urbanism by allowing the forest to be a prominent consideration in the language ...

Harriman vs Hill

Harriman vs  Hill
  • Author : Larry Haeg
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : In 1901, the Northern Pacific was an unlikely prize: a twice-bankrupt construction of the federal government, it was a two-bit railroad (literally—five years back, its stock traded for twenty-five cents a share). But it was also a key to connecting eastern markets through Chicago to the rising West. Two titans ...

Chicago by the Book

Chicago by the Book
  • Author : Caxton Club
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : Despite its rough-and-tumble image, Chicago has long been identified as a city where books take center stage. In fact, a volume by A. J. Liebling gave the Second City its nickname. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle arose from the midwestern capital’s most infamous industry. The great Chicago Fire led ...

Ambassadors in Pinstripes

Ambassadors in Pinstripes
  • Author : Thomas W. Zeiler
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-09-22
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780393308730
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Summary : Inspired and led by sporting magnate Albert Goodwill Spalding, two teams of baseball players circled the globe for six months in 1888-1889 competing in such far away destinations as Australia, Sri Lanka and Egypt. These players, however, represented much more than mere pleasure-seekers. In this lively narrative, Zeiler explores the ...