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Technologies of landscape [electronic resource] : from reaping to recycling / edited by David E. Nye.

Contributor(s): Nye, David E, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (ix, 292 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585342466 (electronic bk.); 9780585342467 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Landscape assessment | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Paysage -- �Evaluation | Homme -- Influence sur la nature | SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Social Aspects | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Technologies of landscape.DDC classification: 303.48/3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Technologies of Landscape / David E. Nye -- Ephemeral Landscapes -- Agricultural Technology and the Ephemeral Landscape / Paul Brassley -- Journey into Space: Interpretations of Landscape in Contemporary Art / James Dickinson -- Inventing Landscapes -- Abandoning Paradise: The Western Pictorial Paradigm Shift around 1420 / Jacob Wamberg -- The Employment of the Word: Writing, Topography, and Colonial Landscapes / Tadeusz Rachwal -- Remaking a "Natural Menace": Engineering the Colorado River / David E. Nye -- Resisting Rural Modernity -- Begrudging Aesthetics for a New South: The Farm Security Administration Photographic Project and Southern Modernization, 1935 to 1943 / Stuart Kidd -- Making and Meaning in the English Countryside / Christopher Bailey -- Narrating Pollution -- Public Perceptions of Smoke Pollution in Victorian Manchester / Stephen Mosley -- Narrating the Toxic Landscape in "Cancer Alley," Louisiana / Barbara Allen -- Landscape as Pathway -- Benton MacKaye's Appalachian Trail: Imagining and Engineering a Landscape / Mark Luccarelli -- "The Landscape's Crown": Landscape, Perceptions, and Modernizing Effects of the German Autobahn System, 1934 to 1941 / Thomas Zeller -- Touring Landscapes -- The Improvement of Arthur Young: Agricultural Technology and the Production of Landscape in Eighteenth-Century England / Stephen Bending -- The Road to Industrial Heterotopia: Landscape, Technology, and George Orwell's Travelogue The Road to Wigan Pier / Pia Maria Ahlback.
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"Emerged from a conference 'Landscape and technology, ' held at Odense University in Denmark in January 1997"--P. ix.

Includes bibliographical references.

Technologies of Landscape / David E. Nye -- Ephemeral Landscapes -- Agricultural Technology and the Ephemeral Landscape / Paul Brassley -- Journey into Space: Interpretations of Landscape in Contemporary Art / James Dickinson -- Inventing Landscapes -- Abandoning Paradise: The Western Pictorial Paradigm Shift around 1420 / Jacob Wamberg -- The Employment of the Word: Writing, Topography, and Colonial Landscapes / Tadeusz Rachwal -- Remaking a "Natural Menace": Engineering the Colorado River / David E. Nye -- Resisting Rural Modernity -- Begrudging Aesthetics for a New South: The Farm Security Administration Photographic Project and Southern Modernization, 1935 to 1943 / Stuart Kidd -- Making and Meaning in the English Countryside / Christopher Bailey -- Narrating Pollution -- Public Perceptions of Smoke Pollution in Victorian Manchester / Stephen Mosley -- Narrating the Toxic Landscape in "Cancer Alley," Louisiana / Barbara Allen -- Landscape as Pathway -- Benton MacKaye's Appalachian Trail: Imagining and Engineering a Landscape / Mark Luccarelli -- "The Landscape's Crown": Landscape, Perceptions, and Modernizing Effects of the German Autobahn System, 1934 to 1941 / Thomas Zeller -- Touring Landscapes -- The Improvement of Arthur Young: Agricultural Technology and the Production of Landscape in Eighteenth-Century England / Stephen Bending -- The Road to Industrial Heterotopia: Landscape, Technology, and George Orwell's Travelogue The Road to Wigan Pier / Pia Maria Ahlback.

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