Book ID: 103227
Invaluable Trees. Cultures of nature, 1660 - 1830. Publ. 2012. (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 2012:08). illus. XII, 360 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
New readings of the ways trees were valued in the eighteenth century.The authors trace changes in early modern theories of resourcemanagement and ecology across European and North American landscapes,and show how different and sometimes contradictory practices were caughtup in shifting conceptions of nature, social identity, physical health and moral wellbeing.