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    • Nature's Metropolis

    • Chicago and the Great West
    • By: William Cronon
    • Narrated by: Jonah Cummings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving

    • By JB on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Changes in the Land

    • Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
    • By: William Cronon
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In this landmark work of environmental history, William Cronon offers an original and profound explanation of the effects European colonists' sense of property and their pursuit of capitalism had upon the ecosystems of New England. Reissued here with an updated afterword by the author and a new preface by the distinguished colonialist John Demos, Changes in the Land provides a brilliant interdisciplinary interpretation of how land and people influence one another.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Iceland Imagined: Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North Atlantic

    • A Weyerhaeuser Environmental Book
    • By: Karen Oslund, William Cronon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 34
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      3 out of 5 stars 30
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      3 out of 5 stars 30

    Iceland, Greenland, Northern Norway, and the Faroe Islands lie on the edges of Western Europe, in an area long portrayed by travelers as remote and exotic - its nature harsh, its people reclusive. Since the middle of the 18th century, however, this marginalized region has gradually become part of modern Europe, a transformation that is narrated in Karen Oslund's Iceland Imagined. This cultural and environmental history sweeps across the dramatic North Atlantic landscape, exploring its unusual geography, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics, and analyzing its emergence as a distinctive and symbolic part of Europe.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good information poorly presented

    • By David on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $18.49