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Nature: Western Attitudes Since Ancient Times

Nature: Western Attitudes Since Ancient Times
Author: Peter Coates
ISBN 13: 9780520244788
ISBN 10: 520244788
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2004-12-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 254
List Price: $28.95

"I am very impressed with this book. It offers much more depth on most of the historical periods than any other book I've read. . . . I couldn't stop reading it."—Michael Barbour, University of California, Davis

"This stimulating book covers a great deal of ground—from Classical and Christian theories to the Enlightenment and Romanticism and up to modern times—without overloading the reader in mere detail."—Roy Porter, Wellcome

David Craig

Peter Coates's study of the evolving meaning of 'nature', in Europe and North America, is preoccupied with the human tendency to invade nature, altering, exploiting and 'reinventing' it....His strength lies in his method of weighing up someone's case or view...by testing it against what was happening on the ground. —London Review of Books