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- DescriptionIs 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.
- Author BiographyMarco 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.
- PublisherOhio University Press
- Date of Publication25/08/2010
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Series TitleEcology & History
- Place of PublicationOhio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOhio University Press
- Content Notemaps, figures
- Weight363 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byMarco Armiero,Marcus Hall
- Series Edited byJames L. A. Webb
- Foreword byDonald Worster
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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