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010    2014022703 
020    9780300197464 (hardback) 
035    (OCoLC)ocn877369835  
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100 1  McGregor, James H.|q(James Harvey),|d1946- 
245 10 Back to the garden :|bnature and the Mediterranean world 
       from prehistory to the present /|cJames H. S. McGregor 
264  1 New Haven :|bYale University Press,|c[2015] 
300    xii, 366 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
520    "The garden was the cultural foundation of the early 
       Mediterranean peoples; they acknowledged their reliance on
       and kinship to the land, and they understood nature 
       through the lens of their diversely cultivated landscape. 
       Their image of the garden underwrote the biblical book of 
       Genesis and the region's three major religions.  In this 
       important melding of cultural and ecological histories, 
       James H. S. McGregor suggests that the environmental 
       crisis the world faces today is a result of Western 
       society's abandonment of the "First Nature" principle--of 
       the harmonious interrelationship of human communities and 
       the natural world. The author demonstrates how this 
       relationship, which persisted for millennia, effectively 
       came to an end in the late eighteenth century, when 
       "nature" came to be equated with untamed landscape devoid 
       of human intervention. McGregor's essential work offers a 
       new understanding of environmental accountability while 
       proposing that recovering the original vision of ourselves,
       not as antagonists of nature but as cultivators of a 
       biological world to which we innately belong, is possible 
       through proven techniques of the past"--|cProvided by 
650  0 Human ecology|zMediterranean Region|xHistory 
650  0 Agriculture|zMediterranean Region|xHistory 
650  7 NATURE / Ecology.|2bisacsh 
650  7 HISTORY / Social History.|2bisacsh 
650  7 HISTORY / Historical Geography.|2bisacsh 
651  0 Mediterranean Region|xHistory 
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