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The Conquest of Nature

Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany

by David Blackbourn

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Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English


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Number of Pages480
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Open LibraryOL7457958M
ISBN 100393329992
ISBN 109780393329995

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Blackbourn examines attitudes towards nature and civil engineering projects from the second half of the 18th century to contemporary Germany. For much of this period, and despite a fair amount of romanticization of the natural world, the basic attitude was that of control of nature and conquest of nature in the interest of German populations/5(8).

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"The Conquest of Nature" is a groundbreaking study that opens new vistas on the history of Germany. It also shows that while mastery over nature delivers undoubted benefits, it has often come at a tremendous cost to both the natural environment.

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Majestic and lyrically written, The Conquest of Nature traces the rise of Germany through the development of water and landscape. David Blackbourn begins his morality tale in the mids, with the epic story of Frederick the Great, who attempted—by importing the great scientific minds of the West and by harnessing the power of his army—to.

The Social Conquest of Earth is a huge, deep, thrilling work, presenting a radically new but cautiously hopeful view of human evolution, human nature, and human society.

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While Blackbourn’s book is an environmental history, he argues – rather convincingly – that there is no such thing as an environmental history that is separate from a history of politics, economy, military, or society.

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The collection of lectures and publications from the Schumacher Center for a New Economics represents some of the foremo Brand: Schumacher Center For a New Economics. It takes a rare historian to convincingly argue that a nation's great water projects help define and shape its character.

David Blackbourn is both. And his new book, The Conquest of Nature, proves it. The environmental casualty reports filed from the four corners of the earth over the last two hundred years don’t leave much ground for argument on Montaigne’s question as to who is the beast and who is the man. Whether attempted by men armed with test tubes or bulldozers, the conquest of nature is a fool’s errand.

George Robert Acworth Conquest CMG OBE FBA FRSL (15 July – 3 August ) was a British-American historian and poet. Conquest was most notable for his influential works of non-fiction including The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the s ().

He was a longtime research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover wrote more than a dozen books Education: Winchester College. Get this from a library. The conquest of nature: water, landscape, and the making of modern Germany. [David Blackbourn].

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The modern idea of 'mastery' over nature always had its critics, whether their motives were aesthetic, religious or environmentalist. By investigating how the most fundamental element - water - was 'conquered' by draining fens and marshes, straightening the courses of rivers, building high dams and exploiting hydro-electric power, The Conquest of Nature explores how 4/5(2).

THE CONQUEST OF NATURE 1 67 About the Author Eagle Glassheim teaches history at the University of British Columbia. His first book, Noble Nationalists: The Transformation of the Bohemian Aristocracy, was published by Harvard University Press in He is currently writing a book on the post-war his.

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In each case the book offers a strong challenge to dominant and accepted. By German historian David Blackbourn, The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany finally arrived in the mail.

It’s a bit bigger than I was expecting – only pages, plus another for notes, bibliography, etc. About this book Traces the rise of the German nation through the development of water and landscape. David Blackbourn begins his environmental history in the mids, with Frederick the Great, who attempted – by importing the great scientific minds of the West and by harnessing the power of his army – to transform the uninhabitable.

This wonderfully original book "tells pdf story of how Germans transformed their landscape over pdf last two hundred years by reclaiming marsh and fen, draining moors, straightening rivers, and building dams in the high valleys." This conquest of nature was seen as a peaceful victory of science and technology; in reality it was often "the handmaiden of war.".

Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and index Introduction: Nature and landscape in German history -- Conquests from barbarism -- The man who tamed the wild Rhine -- Golden Age -- Dam-building and modern times -- Race and reclamation -- Landscape and environment in the postwar GermanysPages:   Ebook heard writers such as J.R.R.

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis describe occult magic and modern technology as indistinguishable in their purposes. Although on a superficial level their methods may.