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By Douglas Cazaux Sackman

ISBN-10: 1405156651

ISBN-13: 9781405156653

A better half to American Environmental History gathers jointly a entire number of over 30 essays that research the evolving and numerous box of yank environmental history.

  • Provides a whole historiography of yank environmental history
  • Brings the sphere updated to mirror the most recent developments and encourages new instructions for the field
  • Includes the paintings of path-breaking environmental historians, from the founders of the sector, to  contributions from leading edge younger scholars
  • Takes inventory of the self-discipline via 5 topically themed components, with essays starting from American Indian Environmental kinfolk to towns and Suburbs

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And these remain in many ways mysterious. As White has observed about a different river, when Californians struggle over the fate of the San Joaquin River, they confront a system “they in part create but which contains within it, at its heart, something they have not made” (White 1995: 111). The river’s nature remains the central engine of production in our machine, even if we do not know how it works, let alone how to control it. We cannot take this machine apart to fix it or even to see how it functions.

All we can do is attempt to manage it – and that imperative entails a thousand disputes, among them how best to behave at its headwaters so the river, however unnatural it may be, can continue to flow. One long day of hiking will get you from the base of Mt. Ritter to the trailhead at Reds Meadows. There you catch the shuttle bus back to town, PAT H S T O WA R D H O M E 23 where you parked your car. As you wait for the shuttle, cars and trucks occasionally roll past on the road. Strange to see cars after days away from them, stranger still to ride a bus after hiking so many miles.

Whether this mountain remains a workscape is a question we shall return to below. For now, if cultivating a landscape through fire is work, so is firefighting. And as work, a century of firefighting has made of the eastern Sierra a dramatically different place from the one we have just described. Whereas the forests around Shadow Lake used to burn every ten to twenty years, at current rates two hundred years might elapse between sustained blazes. The effects may not be immediately visible to the untrained eye, but they are all around you.

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