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Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture

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Reinventing Eden

This revised edition of Carolyn's Merchant's classic Reinventing...

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By: Carolyn Merchant

308 pages, Figs


Paperback | Dec 2004 | #147097 | ISBN: 0415931657
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #140727 | ISBN: 0415931649
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Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western culture from Columbus' voyages to today's tropical island retreats. This book traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations and offers a bold new way to think about the earth.


Part 1: Genesis of the Recovery Narrative 1. A Garden Planet 2. The Fall from Eden 3. Recovering the Garden 4. From Wilderness to Civilization Part 2: New World Edens 5. Adam as Hero 6. Eve as Nature 7. Colonizing Eden 8. Eden Commodified Part 3: New Stories 9. Earth in Recovery 10.Order out of Chaos 11. Partnership

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