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Lowenthal, David

Overview
Works: 37 works in 129 publications in 2 languages and 7,195 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Redactor
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Most widely held works by David Lowenthal
The past is a foreign country by David Lowenthal( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lowenthal looks at the benefits and burdens of the past, how we study the past, and how we change it
Man and nature by George P Marsh( )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Man and nature George Perkins Marsh challenged the general belief that human impact on nature was generally benign or negligible and charged that ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean had brought about their own collapse by their abuse of the environment. By deforesting their hillsides and eroding their soils, they had destroyed the natural fertility that sustained their well-being. Marsh offered his compatriots in the United States a stern warning that the young American republic might repeat these errors of the ancient world if it failed to end its own destructive waste of natural resources. Marsh's ominous warnings inspired conservation and reform. In linking culture with nature, science with history, Man and nature was the most influential text of its time next to Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published just five years earlier. Although what we know and what we fear about the environment have vastly amplified since Marsh's day, his appraisal of forest cover and erosion remains largely valid, his cautions about watershed control still cognent, and his call for stewardship ever more pertinent
George Perkins Marsh, prophet of conservation by David Lowenthal( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Darwin's Origin of Species, Marsh's Man and Nature marked the inception of a truly modern way of looking at the world, of taking care lest we irreversibly degrade the fabric of humanized nature we are bound to manage. Marsh's ominous warnings inspired reforestation, watershed management, soil conservation, and nature protection in his day and ours."--
Consequences of class and color : West Indian perspectives by David Lowenthal( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaves, free men, citizens; West Indian perspectives by Lambros Comitas( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possessed by the past : the heritage crusade and the spoils of history by David Lowenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heritage is a most compelling modern cause. In the last quarter century it has expanded from a small elite pastime to a major popular crusade - a crusade to save and celebrate anything and all that we inherit from the past. Everything - from Euro-Disney to the Holocaust Museum, from Balkan enmities to the Northern Irish troubles, from Elvis memorabilia to the Elgin marbles - bears the marks of the cult of heritage. Heritage attachments pervade politics and education and form our views on such diverse realms as heredity, environment, racism, and tourism. Enthralled by the past, we deploy it for present benefits of every kind. A goodly heritage persuades us we belong to a community of like-minded folk and act within a tradition sanctified by age-old experience. Heritage is all the more valued in a world where turbulent change and global fears make the present seem frightful and the future fearsome. Yet the very zeal with which heritage is pursued leads to countless abuses of the treasured past. Roots and relics become weapons to foment hatred of others, to warp historical truth, to deform our own legacy, to further some class or cause. Despite new recognition that the world's diverse legacies belong to and require the care of all mankind, heritage passions remain animated largely by self-regarding chauvinism. In Possessed by the Past, David Lowenthal explains the rise of this new obsession with the past and shows its power for both good and evil. He probes the passions that generate a need to find or invent a prideful past - or to mourn a grievous one - and shows how they are similar the world over. He demonstrates why and how relics, ancestry, and memory today, more than ever, become a source of both pride and peril."--Jacket
Work and family life; West Indian perspectives by Lambros Comitas( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual blight in America by Peirce F Lewis( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five articles comprise this resource paper that considers "visual blight" in the United States and the role that geographers can play in preserving the physical environment. The first article contends that visual blight is a proper subject for debate for geographers. The second article interprets causes and effects of visual blight and suggests that blight is a disease or symptom of organic malfunctioning. By studying visual blight, health of society can be judged on the ground of visual evidence in the landscape. In addition, the importance of artistic integrity in environment needs to be considered. The third article describes the problem that not everything is offensive and that blight may be in the eye of the beholder. Five specifications of blight are listed. The fourth article suggests that visual blight must be attacked, but people must also become aware and open their eyes to appreciate their surroundings with greater sensitivity, thereby raising the level of concern and generating greater possibilities of change. A social and moral factor is introduced into the definition of landscape in the last article, which allows the geographer to make a significant contribution to the reordering of the environment with his knowledge and feeling of place. (Author/JR)
The paradox of preservation : wilderness and working landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore by Laura Alice Watt( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Point Reyes National Seashore has a long history as a working landscape, with dairy and beef ranching, fishing, and oyster farming; yet, since 1962 it has also been managed as a National Seashore. The Paradox of Preservation chronicles how national ideals about what a park 'ought to be' have developed over time and what happens when these ideals are implemented by the National Park Service (NPS) in its efforts to preserve places that are also lived-in landscapes. Using the conflict surrounding the closure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company, Laura Alice Watt examines how NPS management policies and processes for land use and protection do not always reflect the needs and values of local residents. Instead, the resulting landscapes produced by the NPS represent a series of compromises between use and protection--and between the area's historic pastoral character and a newer vision of wilderness. A fascinating and deeply researched book, The Paradox of Preservation will appeal to those studying environmental history, conservation, public lands, and cultural landscape management, or to those looking to learn more about the history of this dynamic California coastal region"--Provided by publisher
Milieu and observer differences in environmental associations by David Lowenthal( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A project undertaken to advance the systematic analysis of public responses, attitudes, opinions, preferences, and values relating to the environment is discussed in this report, the seventh in a series of eight. The reports fall into two general categories: five describe and compare responses to representative milieus in New York, Boston, Cambridge (Massachusetts) and Columbus (Ohio), together with a comparative analysis of the four cities; the remaining analyze the relationships among responses to these milieus and interpret the resulting configurations of environmental traits. This paper explores the distinctive patterns, disclosed by divergent and unique correlations of environmental judgments, found in each of the cities and observer groups. Attribute combinations significant to all cities as well as those which contribute most, and in what ways, to differentiate cities are described. Since cities differ from one another not only in the ways their environments are judged, in some respects similar, in other's quite divergent, this dualism is also true of environmental configurations in the minds of urban observers. However, the linkages of environmental association that characterize types of observer groups are less numerous, less statistically significant, and less structurally consistent than those that differentiate urban milieus. Related documents are se 015 658 - se 015 665. (bl)
Structures of environmental associations by David Lowenthal( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A project undertaken to advance the systematic analysis of public response, attitudes, opinions, preferences, and values relating to the environment is discussed in this report, the sixth in a series of eight. The reports fall into two general categories: five describe and compare responses to representative milieus in New York, Boston, Cambridge (Massachusetts) and Columbus (Ohio), together with a comparative analysis of the four cities; the remaining analyze the relationships among responses to these milieus and interpret the resulting configurations of environmental traits. Interrelationships among environmental judgments and preferences is the subject of this report. It was found that many types of statistical analyses--phi correlation matrix, diagramatic extrapolations, and factor analysis--reveal sets of consistent patterns among judgments about the characteristics of various urban milieus. Structures of environmental association appear to be of two kinds. One kind comprises connectivities that are universal, in the sense they are powerful in all milieus and for all types of observers. The second kind involves connectivities whose character and strength diverge strongly from place to place or from observer to observer. Thus, the degree of universality and strength in mental structures generated by environmental experience varies with person and place. Related documents are se 015 658 - se 015 665. (bl)
Environmental structures: semantic and experiential components by David Lowenthal( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A project undertaken to advance the systematic analysis of public responses, attitudes, opinions, preferences, and values relating to the environment is discussed in this report, the eighth in a series of eight. The reports fall into two general categories: five describe and compare responses to representative milieus in New York, Boston, Cambridge (Massachusetts) and Columbus (Ohio), together with a comparative analysis of the four cities; the remaining analyze the relationships among responses to these milieus and interpret the resulting configurations of environmental traits. Along with direct environmental experience, linguistic modes of expression also influence what people respond to and how they respond to it, as analyzed in this report. It is shown that both environmental experience and purely semantic responses reveal mental structures comprising clusters of attributes that shape many of our views of the world. Among strongly evidenced configurations independent of milieu, those that derive from actual observation overlap considerably with those generated by semantic response. But while language at times reinforces environmental experience, at other times the two are opposed. The differences help to show how and explain why the way we think we see the world is in many respects not the way we actually do see it. Related documents are se 015 658 - se 015 664. (bl)
The nature of cultural heritage and the culture of natural heritage : northern perspectives on a contested patrimony by David Lowenthal( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea that the heritage of nature is fundamentally cultural is provocative to many, but it is becoming increasingly accepted in the context of heritage preservation. It is argued here that a person's perspective on natural vs. cultural heritage as a contested patrimony is, to some extent, governed by one's intellectual and geographical position. In discourses influenced by the natural sciences culture is a heritage of nature, whereas in those deriving from the humanities and social sciences, nature is defined socio-culturally
Publications in environmental perception by David Lowenthal( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To pass on a good earth : the life and work of Carl O. Sauer by Michael Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Missouri-born son of German immigrants contributed to many fields, with a versatility rare in his time and virtually unknown today. Sauer explored plant and animal domestication, the entry of Native Americans into the continent, their transformation of the land into prairies and cultivated fields, and subsequent European enterprise that fueled prosperity but also triggered environmental degradation and the loss of cultural diversity. Providing profound and invaluable insights into the human occupance, cultivation--and often ruination--of the earth, Sauer revolutionized our understanding of the impact of European conquest of the New World."--Book jacket
Un 'Americana allla corte dei Savoia : il diario dell'ambasciatrice degli Stati Uniti in Italia dal 1861-1865 by Caroline Crane Marsh( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Caroline Marsh, wife of George Marsh, the American ambassador to Italy from 1861 to 1882. An open and generous woman, an admirer of both Garibaldi and Vittorio Emanuele II, a passionate supporter of Lincoln during the American Civil War, Marsh reported on the people and events around her. She was fascinated by local customs, curious about new things, and annoyed by what she believed were unnecessary rules and impossible restrictions of etiquette. Her account of public and private life, continually alternating between the domestic and the official sphere, is extraordinarily rich in curious and unexpected events. From meetings with patriots and authors to lavish royal banquets, from balls in the salons of Turin's nobility to friendships with servants, from the search for a house to rent to vacations in the mountains and in Genua, Marsh's diary bears witness to the cultural and political life of Italy and Turin, 1861-1865
George Perkins Marsh : an American for all seasons( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population contrasts in the Guianas by David Lowenthal( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heritage crusade and the spoils of history by David Lowenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heritage has burgeoned over the past quarter of a century from a small elite preoccupation into a major popular crusade. Everything from Disneyland to the Holocaust Museum, from the Balkan wars to the Northern Irish Troubles, from Elvis memorabilia to the Elgin Marbles bears the marks of the cult of heritage. In this acclaimed book David Lowenthal explains the rise of this new obsession with the past and examines its power for both good and evil."--BOOK JACKET
The range and variation of Caribbean societies by David Lowenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lowenthal, D.

Лоуэнталь, Дэвид

로웬덜, 데이비드

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English (106)

Italian (4)

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Man and natureGeorge Perkins Marsh, prophet of conservationPossessed by the past : the heritage crusade and the spoils of historyThe nature of cultural heritage and the culture of natural heritage : northern perspectives on a contested patrimonyThe heritage crusade and the spoils of history