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The Nature of New York: An Environmental History of the Empire State



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Cornell Univ Pr

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This is the edition with a publication date of 9/16/2010.
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Stradling shows how New York's varied landscape and abundant natural resources have played a fundamental role in shaping the state's culture and economy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Nature is on the Side of New Yorkp. 1
This Comes of Settling a Country: European Colonization and the Market's Arrivalp. 14
This Wilderness Becomes a Fertile Plain: Engineering the Empire Statep. 46
We are Still in Eden: Romanticism, Tourism, and the Power of Culturep. 76
Tainted and Unwholesome Atmospheres: Urban Environments, Government, and Reformp. 106
A Sound Conservation Program: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Power of Individualsp. 138
Tracing Man's Progress in Making the Planet Uninhabitable: Environmental Interest Groups and Postwar Threatsp. 173
We Live in This Filth: The Urban Crisis, Environmental Justice, and Threats from Beyondp. 205
Epilogue: Finding Places in Historyp. 235
Notesp. 243
Bibliographical Essayp. 251
Indexp. 271
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