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The Resource Emerald city : an environmental history of Seattle, Matthew Klingle

Emerald city : an environmental history of Seattle, Matthew Klingle

Label
Emerald city : an environmental history of Seattle
Title
Emerald city
Title remainder
an environmental history of Seattle
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Klingle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the foot of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains on the forested shores of Puget Sound, Seattle is set in a location of spectacular natural beauty, Boosters of the city have long capitalized on this splendor, recently likening it to the fairytale capital of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, the Emerald City. But just as Dorothy, Toto, and their traveling companions discover a darker reality upon entering the green gates of the imaginary Emerald City. those who look more closely at Seattle's landscape will find that it reveals a history marked by environmental degradation and urban inequality." "This book explores the role of nature in the development of the city of Seattle from the earliest days of its settlement to the present. Combining environmental history, urban history, and human geography, Matthew Klingle shows how attempts to reshape nature in and around Seattle have often ended not only in ecological disaster but also in social inequality. The price of Seattle's centuries of growth and progress has been high. Its wildlife, especially the famous Pacific salmon, and its poorest residents have paid the highest price. Klingle proposes a bold new way of understanding the interdependence between nature and culture, and he argues for what he calls an "ethic of place." Using Seattle as a compelling case study, he offers important insights for every city seeking to live in harmony with its natural landscape."--
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Klingle, Matthew W
Dewey number
304.209797772
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Lamar series in western history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Environmental degradation
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
Label
Emerald city : an environmental history of Seattle, Matthew Klingle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fish that might save Seattle -- All the forces of nature are on their side : the unraveling of the mixed world -- The work which nature had left undone : making private property on the waterfront commons -- The imagination and creative energy of the engineer : harnessing nature's forces to urban progress -- Out of harmony with the wild beauty of the natural woods : artistry versue utility in Seattle's Olmsted parks -- Above the weary cares of life : the benefits and high social price of outdoor leisure -- Junk-yard for human junk : the unnatural ecology of urban poverty -- Death for a tired old river : ecological restoration and environmental inequity in postwar Seattle -- Masses of self-centered people : salmon and the limits of ecotopia in Emerald City -- The geography of hope : toward an ethic of place and a city of justice
Control code
ocn152580651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 344 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300116410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)152580651
Label
Emerald city : an environmental history of Seattle, Matthew Klingle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fish that might save Seattle -- All the forces of nature are on their side : the unraveling of the mixed world -- The work which nature had left undone : making private property on the waterfront commons -- The imagination and creative energy of the engineer : harnessing nature's forces to urban progress -- Out of harmony with the wild beauty of the natural woods : artistry versue utility in Seattle's Olmsted parks -- Above the weary cares of life : the benefits and high social price of outdoor leisure -- Junk-yard for human junk : the unnatural ecology of urban poverty -- Death for a tired old river : ecological restoration and environmental inequity in postwar Seattle -- Masses of self-centered people : salmon and the limits of ecotopia in Emerald City -- The geography of hope : toward an ethic of place and a city of justice
Control code
ocn152580651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 344 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300116410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)152580651

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