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2nd Edition

Reinventing Eden
The Fate of Nature in Western Culture

ISBN 9780415644266
Published March 19, 2013 by Routledge
304 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This revised edition of Carolyn Merchant’s classic Reinventing Eden has been updated with a new foreword and afterword.

Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture. This book traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations and offers a bold new way to think about the earth.

Table of Contents

Illustrations  Acknowledgements Foreword  1. A Garden Planet  Part I: Genesis of the Recovery of the Recovery Narrative Narrative 2. The Fall from Eden  3. Recovering the Garden  4. From Wilderness to Civilization  Part II: New World Edens Edens World Edens Edens  5. Adam as Hero  6. Eve as Nature  7. Colonizing Eden  8. Eden Commodified  Part III: New Stories 9. Earth in Recovery 10. Order out of Chaos  11. Partnership  Afterword

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Carolyn Merchant is professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.