The greening of America's past

Sanoff, Alvin P.
October 1992
U.S. News & World Report;10/19/92, Vol. 113 Issue 15, p68
Examines how environmental history today is a major intellectual force that is altering the nation's understanding of its past. The focus on the interaction between humans and nature; Interest in cultural perceptions of nature; Facts about logging and burning; The importance of environmental history; More.


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