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Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation

 
 
 
 
Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation
Author: Karl Jacoby
ISBN 13: 9780520239098
ISBN 10: 520239091
Edition: 51819th
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2003-02-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 324
List Price: $31.95
 
 

"This insightful and lucid book combines social with environmental history, enriching both. . . . Timely, eloquent, and provocative, Crimes against Nature illuminates contemporary struggles, especially in the West, over our environment."—Alan Taylor, author of William Cooper's Town

"A compelling new interpretation of early conservation history in the United States. . . . Powerfully argued and beautifully written, this book could hardly be more relevant to the environmental challenges we face today."—William Cronon, author of Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West

"What a powerful and yet subtle tale of the fraught encounter between the conservationists' desire to 'engineer' wilderness with the property regime of the modern state and the unique, local, 'moral ecologies' of those who resisted! Rarely has this level of originality, close reasoning, and historical texture been brought into such harmony while preserving the whiff of lived experience."—James C. Scott, author of Seeing Like a State