An extraordinary book that explores how the earth itself has shaped the Western imagination and how, as a result, our interaction with the environment is far richer and more complex than today's doomsayers would have us believe.
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"Marvelously rich and eloquent...Entertaining...Wonderfully learned and perceptive." --The New York Times Book Review
"[Schama's] sinewy prose is everywhere enlivened by an illuminating wit and fueled by a relentless and joyful curiosity...You get the impression he will venture anywhere, intellectually speaking, in pursuit of his historical prey...He's a scintillating guide." --The Globe and Mail
"Fascinating...A potpourri of biography, art history and much else, skillfully blended and handsomely illustrated...Insightful." --Maclean's
Simon Schama is Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author of Citizens, Dead Certainties and An Embarrassment of Riches. Simon Schama lives in New York with his wife and their two children.
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Book Description Knopf, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0679402551
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. DJ has rubbing. Author signed on title page.Trujy minimal shelf pull. Book is tight ad clean. Price reflect additional shipping costs for book weight. Not for delivery outside continental USA. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 530