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Lowenthal, David

Overview
Works: 28 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 4,511 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: D16.8, 901
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Most widely held works by David Lowenthal
The past is a foreign country by David Lowenthal( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,471 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( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 566 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( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Consequences of class and color: West Indian perspectives by David Lowenthal( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 514 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
Visual blight in America by Peirce F Lewis( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 252 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 nature of cultural heritage and the culture of natural heritage : northern perspectives on a contested patrimony by David Lowenthal( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 75 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 perspectives on natural versus cultural heritage as a contested patrimony are, to some extent, governed by intellectual and geographical positions
The paradox of preservation : wilderness and working landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore by Laura Alice Watt( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 45 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
El pasado es un país extraño by David Lowenthal( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En este libro el autor se propone analizar cómo el pasado se hace presente a través de los restos que perviven del mismo en la cultura material. Para ello lleva a cabo un análisis de la noción de pasado desde diferentes puntos de vista: filosófico, literario ... y muestra cómo todos estos aspectos se concretan físicamente a través de las diferentes formas en las que el pasado pervive en el presente, desde los paisajes hasta la arquitectura o los diferentes restos del mismo en la cultura material
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 10 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

The historic landscape reconsidered : disciplines, methods, and designs, a one-day symposium March 24, 1990 by Symposium on the Historic Landscape Reconsidered( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and authenticity by David Lowenthal( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

"Flesh warm et nobly human!" : the impassioned purity of Hiram Powers by David Lowenthal( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 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 2 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."--Jacket
Authenticity? : the dogma of self-delusion by David Lowenthal( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Perkins Marsh prophet of conservation by David Lowenthal( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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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 patrimonyEl pasado es un país extrañoThe heritage crusade and the spoils of history