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Americans and Their Land
Anne Mackin

Klappentext "A compelling, even moving, portrait of the national landscape--its past, its meaning, its urgent need of rescue." --J... Lire la suite
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Klappentext "A compelling, even moving, portrait of the national landscape--its past, its meaning, its urgent need of rescue." --James Carroll, author of "House of War" and "An American Requiem," winner of the National Book Award "Anne Mackin has taken a fresh and provocative look at that most fascinating of relationships: the one between the American people and the American land." --Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism and Director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism at University of California Berkeley, contributing writer to the "New York Times Magazine," and author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma "and "The Botany of Desire" "Anne Mackin has given us a valuable and less-used lens to view the development of our neighborhoods, towns and cities: the land itself. Our relationship to the earth beneath our feet--how we dig it, buy it, sell it, zone it, pave it, spoil it or pamper it--helps explain what is produced on top of the land in our nation, from farms to homes to skyscrapers. All in all, Mackin takes us on a novel and erudite journey, from one coast to the other, and from Colonial times to the present. This valuable book marks a significant and lasting contribution to the way we see and understand our landscape and ourselves." --Alex Marshall, author of "How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl, and the Roads Not Taken" "To really understand the origins of the range war now raging between smart growth and property rights advocates over the future of the American land, you need to read this exceptional book." --Robert D. Yaro, President Regional Plan Association and Professor in Practice, University of Pennsylvania Thomas Malthus once said,"The happiness of the Americans depended much less upon their peculiar degree of civilization than . . . upon their having a great plenty of fertile uncultivated land." Malthus knew. Lord MacCaulay knew. Albert Gallatin knew. America and its people would change as a growing Zusammenfassung Takes the reader story by story from frontier history and shows how land shaped the American political landscape. This work shows how our evolving traditions of apportioning resources have allowed diminished supplies to create an unequal society. ...

Auteur

Anne Mackin has previously been a planner for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, and a longtime writer on topics related to planning and history. Her work includes A Design Primer for Cities and Towns and a series of fifty vignettes portraying Boston history for Mapping Boston.

Résumé
Takes the reader story by story from frontier history and shows how land shaped the American political landscape. This work shows how our evolving traditions of apportioning resources have allowed diminished supplies to create an unequal society.

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Titre: Americans and Their Land
Sous-titre: The House Built on Abundance
Auteur: Anne Mackin
Code EAN: 9780472115563
ISBN: 978-0-472-11556-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: The University of Michigan Press
Genre: Economie d`entreprise
nombre de pages: 280
Poids: 544g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 2006

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