Forests: The Shadow of Civilization Robert Pogue Harrison

ISBN: 9780226318066

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Forests: The Shadow of Civilization  by  Robert Pogue Harrison

Forests: The Shadow of Civilization by Robert Pogue Harrison
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In this wide-ranging exploration of the role of forests in Western thought, Robert Pogue Harrison enriches our understanding not only of the forests place in the cultural imagination of the West, but also of the ecological dilemmas that now confrontMoreIn this wide-ranging exploration of the role of forests in Western thought, Robert Pogue Harrison enriches our understanding not only of the forests place in the cultural imagination of the West, but also of the ecological dilemmas that now confront us so urgently.

Consistently insightful and beautifully written, this work is especially compelling at a time when the forest, as a source of wonder, respect, and meaning, disappears daily from the earth.Forests is one of the most remarkable essays on the human place in nature I have ever read, and belongs on the small shelf that includes Raymond Williams masterpiece, The Country and the City.

Elegantly conceived, beautifully written, and powerfully argued, [Forests] is a model of scholarship at its passionate best. No one who cares about cultural history, about the human place in nature, or about the future of our earthly home, should miss it.—William Cronon, Yale ReviewForests is, among other things, a work of scholarship, and one of immense value .

. . one that we have needed. It can be read and reread, added to and commented on for some time to come.—John Haines, The New York Times Book Review



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