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Cities and Wetlands : The Return of the Repressed in Nature and Culture (Hardcover) (Rod Giblett)

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Primarily an environmental writer, Giblett here also draws on the long tradition of writing about cities to look at the interaction between cities and wetlands in history and literature. He talks about the repression of wetlands by cities in the past and present, and about the return of repressed wetlands in culture and nature in the present and for the future. This is, he says, a contribution to environmental humanities. Considering Europe and North America in turn, he characterizes such cities as Paris: or, Lutetia, the filthy marsh; London: the nether world of the city of dreadful night; New York City: a city set in a mosquito-infested sw and Toronto: a city set in malarial lakeside swamps. He also discusses more familiar swamp cities such as Venice, Boston, New Orleans, and Washington. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: Nature, Psychology, Social Science
Series Title: Environmental Cultures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Rod Giblett
Language: English
Street Date: August 11, 2016
TCIN: 51535427
UPC: 9781474269827
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-9560
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