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Creating Wilderness: A Transnational History of the Swiss National Park

Patrick Kupper ; translated by Giselle Weiss
Format
Book
Published
New York : Berghahn Books, [2014]
Language
Translated from the German
Uniform Title
Wildnis Schaffen English
Series
The Environment in History : International Perspectives
Environment in History
ISBN
9781782383734, 1782383735, 9781782383741 (institutional ebook : alk. paper)
Contents
  • List of figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Global parks : national parks, globalization, and western modernism
  • Chapter 2. National natures : the Swiss National Park and the Conservationist Internationale
  • Chapter 3. Local landscapes : political spaces, institutional arrangements, and subjective attitudes
  • Chapter 4. Total protection : philosophy and practice of freely developing nature
  • Chapter 5. Ecological field laboratory : the park as a scientific experiment
  • Chapter 6. Wilderness limits : natural dynamics and social equilibrium
  • Conclusion.
Description
vii, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • Translation of: Wildnis schaffen : eine transnationale Geschichte des Schweizerischen Nationalparks. Bern : Haupt, 2012.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-254) and index.
Series Statement
The environment in history : international perspectives ; volume 4
Environment in history v. 4
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