Visions of the land : science, literature, and the American environment from the era of exploration to the age of ecology /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bryson, Michael A., 1967-
Format: Book
Published: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2002.
Series:Under the sign of nature.
Table of Contents:
  • "I saw visions": John Charles Fremont and the explorer"-scientist as nineteenth-century hero
  • "The evidence of my ruin": Richard Byrd's Antarctic sojourn
  • "A strange and terrible woman land": Charlotte Perkins Gilman's scientific utopia
  • "A unit of country well defined in nature": John Wesley Powell and the scientific management of the American West
  • "The earth is the common home of all": Susan Fenimore Cooper's investigations of a settled landscape
  • "The relentless drive of life": Rachel Carson's and Loren Eiseley's reformulation of science and nature.