Wilderness and Political Ecology: Aboriginal Influences and the Original State of Nature

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Environmental law and philosophy assume the existence of a fundamental state of nature: Before the arrival of Columbus, the Americas were a wilderness untouched by human hand, teeming with wildlife and almost void of native peoples. In "Wilderness and Political Ecology "Charles Kay and Randy Simmons state that this "natural" view of pre-European America is scientifically unsupportable. This volume brings together scholars from a variety of fields as they seek to demonstrate that native people were originally more numerous ...

Wilderness and Political Ecology: Aboriginal Influences and the Original State of Nature 2002, University of Utah Press

ISBN-13: 9780874807196

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