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Merchant, Carolyn

Works: 84 works in 386 publications in 6 languages and 14,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biography  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Performer
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Most widely held works about Carolyn Merchant
Most widely held works by Carolyn Merchant
The Columbia guide to American environmental history by Carolyn Merchant( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 2,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological revolutions : nature, gender, and science in New England by Carolyn Merchant( )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the arrival of European explorers and settlers during the seventeenth century, Native American ways of life and the environment itself underwent radical alterations as human relationships to the land and ways of thinking about nature all changed. This colonial ecological revolution held sway until the nineteenth century, when New England's industrial production brought on a capitalist revolution that again remade the ecology, economy, and conceptions of nature in the region. In Ecological Revolutions, Carolyn Merchant analyzes these two major transformations in the New England environment between 1600 and 1860. In a preface to the second edition, Merchant introduces new ideas about narrating environmental change based on gender and the dialectics of transformation, while the revised epilogue situates New England in the context of twenty-first-century globalization and climate change. Merchant argues that past ways of relating to the land could become an inspiration for renewing resources and achieving sustainability in the future
The death of nature : women, ecology, and the scientific revolution by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

67 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the Scientific Revolution that shows how the mechanistic world view of modern science has sanctioned the exploitation of nature, unrestrained commercial expansion, and a new socioeconomic order that subordinates women
Green versus gold : sources in California's environmental history by Carolyn Merchant( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter While the state of California remains one of the most striking and varied landscapes in the world, it has experienced monumental changes since European settlers first set foot there. The past two centuries have witnessed an ongoing struggle between environment and economy, nature and humanity that has left an indelible mark on the region.Green Versus Gold provides a compelling look at California's environmental history from its Native American past to conflicts and movements of recent decades. Acclaimed environmental historian Carolyn Merchant has brought together a vast storehouse of primary sources and interpretive essays to create a comprehensive picture of the history of ecological and human interactions in one of the nation's most diverse and resource-rich states.For each chapter, Merchant has selected original documents that give readers an eyewitness account of specific environments and periods, along with essays from leading historians, geographers, scientists, and other experts that provide context and analysis for the documents. In addition, she presents a list of further readings of both primary and secondary sources. Among other topics, chapters examine:California's natural environment and Native American lands the Spanish and Russian frontiers environmental impacts of the gold rush the transformation of forests and rangelands agriculture and irrigation cities and urban issues the rise of environmental science and contemporary environmental movement.Merchant's informed and well-chosen selections present a unique view of decades of environmental change and controversy. Historians, educators, environmentalists, writers, students, scientists, policy makers, and others will find the book an enlightening and important contribution to the debate over our nation's environmental history
Radical ecology : the search for a livable world by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleidooi voor sociale, economische en wetenschappelijke veranderingen, die de relatie tussen mens en natuur fundamenteel zullen wijzigen, zodat er een leefbare wereld kan blijven bestaan
Reinventing Eden : the fate of nature in Western culture by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reinventing Eden traces the Garden of Eden myth from the Mesopotamian regions where agriculture - and the creation myth - first began, through the Greek and Roman empires, the Enlightenment, and the modern capitalist world. With eloquence and insight, Merchant shows how the drive to conquer nature, and to explore and settle the globe, springs from this utopian pastoral impulse. Time and again, human manipulation of the environment is our downfall: Eden is achieved by fencing off pristine beauty in national parks and wildlife preserves, while leaving the majority of the Earth in ruins."--Jacket
American environmental history : an introduction by Carolyn Merchant( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis. Beginning with the precolonial land use practice of Native Americans and concluding with our twenty-first century concerns over our global ecological crisis, this work addresses contentious issues such as the preservation of the wilderness, the expulsion of native peoples from national parks, and population growth, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and class. Entries address a range of topics, from the impact of rice cultivation, slavery, and the growth of the automobile suburb to the effects of the Russian sea otter trade, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice movement, and globalization. This volume is an illustrated reference which provides information about the ongoing transformation of the American landscape and the conflicts over its resources and conservation. It makes rich use of the tools and resources (climatic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians rely on to conduct their research. The volume also includes a compendium of significant people, concepts, events, agencies, and legislation, and an extensive bibliography of critical films, books, and Web sites
Earthcare : women and the environment by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the association between women and nature raising theoretical issues concerning women, the earth, and female symbols of nature, as seen in Gaia, Eve, and Isis, and looking at the environmental movement of the 1960s through the 1990s in the United States, Sweden, and Australia
Encyclopedia of world environmental history by Shepard Krech( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 520 alphabetically arranged entries that examine the environmental history of the world, covering the arts, economic systems, people, places, events, religion, biomes, technology and science, climate, energy sources, regulation, and other topics; and includes maps, photographs, sidebars, and an index
Major problems in American environmental history : documents and essays by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Problems in American Environmental History presents major themes and controversial issues from native American times to the present, drawn from compelling, readable sources that draw readers into the process of developing their own perspectives on American environmental history. This text presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow readers to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Each chapter includes introductions, source notes, and suggested readings
Ecology by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical theorists, environmental philosophers, and scientists contribute to the ecological discussions about how people can partnership with nature
Autonomous nature : problems of prediction and control from ancient times to the scientific revolution by Carolyn Merchant( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, nature came to be perceived as an orderly, rational, physical world that could be engineered, controlled, and managed. Autonomous Nature focuses on the history of unpredictability, why it was a problem for the ancient world through the Scientific Revolution, and why it is a problem for today. The work is set in the context of vignettes about unpredictable events such as the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the Bubonic Plague, the Lisbon Earthquake, and efforts to understand and predict the weather and natural disasters. This book is an ideal text for courses on the environment, environmental history, history of science, or the philosophy of science. --
Spare the birds! : George Bird Grinnell and the first Audubon Society by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird species decimated by the women's hat trade, hunting, and loss of habitat. Within two years, however, for practical reasons, Grinnell dissolved both the magazine and the society. Remarkably, Grinnell's mission was soon revived by women and men who believed in it, and the work continues today. In this, the only comprehensive history of the first Audubon Society (1886-1889), Carolyn Merchant presents the exceptional story of George Bird Grinnell and his writings and legacy. The book features Grinnell's biographies of ornithologists John James Audubon and Alexander Wilson and his editorials and descriptions of Audubon's bird paintings. This primary documentation combined with Carolyn Merchant's insightful analysis casts new light on Grinnell, the origins of the first Audubon Society, and the conservation of avifauna"--Jacket
Der Tod der Natur : Ökologie, Frauen und neuzeitliche Naturwissenschaft by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and nature : past, present, and future by Carolyn Merchant( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science and Nature brings together the work and insights of historian Carolyn Merchant on the history of science, environmental history, and ethics. The book explores her ideas about the interconnections among science, women, nature, and history as they have emerged over her academic lifetime. Focusing on topics such as "the Death of Nature," the Scientific Revolution, women in the history of science and environment, and partnership ethics, it synthesizes her writings and sets out a vision for the twenty-first century. Anyone interested in the interactions between science and nature in the past, present, and future will want to read this book. It is an ideal text for courses on the environment, environmental history, history of science, and the philosophy of science."--Provided by publisher
Terra femina by United Nations Conference on Environment and Development( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Portuguese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deze publicatie maakt deel uit van de VENA-collectie. VENA = Vrouwen en Autonomie
Encyclopedia of world environmental history( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La morte della natura : le donne, l'ecologia e la rivoluzione scientifica by Carolyn Merchant( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental ethics in California by Carolyn Merchant( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and environmental history( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Columbia guide to American environmental history
Ecological revolutions : nature, gender, and science in New EnglandThe death of nature : women, ecology, and the scientific revolutionGreen versus gold : sources in California's environmental historyRadical ecology : the search for a livable worldReinventing Eden : the fate of nature in Western cultureAmerican environmental history : an introductionEarthcare : women and the environmentEncyclopedia of world environmental history
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Carolyn Merchant

Carolyn Merchant American ecofeminist

Carolyn Merchant Amerikaans filosofe

Merchant, Carolyn

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