Nature and History in Modern Italy (Ecology & History)

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780821419151: Nature and History in Modern Italy (Ecology & History)

Is Italy il bel paese—the beautiful country—where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity’s greed and nature’s cruelty? The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrator’s vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nation’s long experience in managing domesticated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions inseparable. The interplay of Italy’s rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Marco Armiero is a senior researcher at the Institute for the Study of Mediterranean Societies at the Italian National Research Council and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He has published extensively on Italian environmental history and edited Views from the South: Environmental Stories from the Mediterranean World.
Marcus Hall is senior lecturer in environmental sciences at the University of Zurich and assistant professor of history at the University of Utah. His book Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration received the Downing Book Award of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Review:

There is currently no such thing as a coherent synthetic history of Italian environmental particularities such as landslides, deforestation, the early established but inadequate areas of preserved wilderness,’ the wild zones of massive toxic pollution, and the distinctive landscape symbolism of a late unifying nation-state. So, this
book is to be welcomed as much for its pioneering quality as for the intellectual strengths and empirical interest of its various chapters.”
John Agnew, UCLA, author of Place and Politics in Modern Italy

The first stop for anyone wishing to learn about Italian environmental history.”
Environmental History

For readers interested in a detailed portrait of how geography and population interact with particular reference to the environment and the impact of each on the other, this book offers a complex, yet convincing, portrait of modern Italy.”
CHOICE

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 64.95
US$ 62.93

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Ohio University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ohio University Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 234 x 154 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Is Italy il bel paese-the beautiful country-where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity u2019s greed and nature u2019s cruelty? The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrator u2019s vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nation u2019s long experience in managing domesticated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions inseparable. The interplay of Italy u2019s rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers. Bookseller Inventory # CBL9780821419151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Armiero
Published by Ohio University Press
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ohio University Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2430977

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Armiero, Marco
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780821419151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Marco Armiero
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0821419153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Ohio University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ohio University Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 234 x 154 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Is Italy il bel paese-the beautiful country-where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity u2019s greed and nature u2019s cruelty? The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrator u2019s vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nation u2019s long experience in managing domesticated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions inseparable. The interplay of Italy u2019s rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers. Bookseller Inventory # CBL9780821419151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 72.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Marco Armiero
Published by Ohio University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ohio University Press, 2010. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780821419151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 68.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by Ohio University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ohio University Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 234 x 154 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Is Italy il bel paese-the beautiful country-where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity u2019s greed and nature u2019s cruelty? The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrator u2019s vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nation u2019s long experience in managing domesticated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions inseparable. The interplay of Italy u2019s rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780821419151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 82.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by Ohio University Press
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ohio University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 360 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 1.1in.Is Italy il bel paesethe beautiful countrywhere tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanitys greed and natures cruelty The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrators vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nations long experience in managing domesticated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions inseparable. The interplay of Italys rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780821419151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 85.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # POD_9780821419151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Marco Armiero (Editor), Marcus Hall (Editor)
Published by Ohio University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0821419153 ISBN 13: 9780821419151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ohio University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0821419153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 88.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book