By Char Miller

In under a century, the yankee West has remodeled from a predominantly rural sector to 1 the place most folks dwell in metropolitan facilities. Cities and Nature within the American West bargains provocative analyses of this change. each one essay explores the intersection of environmental, city, and western historical past, supplying a deeper knowing of the com- plex approaches during which the city West has formed and been formed by way of its maintaining atmosphere. The ebook additionally considers how the West’s city improvement has altered the human event and belief of nature, from the management and advertising of nationwide parks to the shopper roots of well known environ- mentalism; the politics of land and water use; and the demanding situations of environmental inequities. a couple of essays tackle the cultural position of barren region, nature, and such actions as tenting. Others study the more and more according to- vasive energy of the West’s city components and urbanites to redefine the very foundations and way forward for the yankee West.

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