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The Resource Nature's altars : mountains, gender, and American environmentalism, Susan R. Schrepfer

Nature's altars : mountains, gender, and American environmentalism, Susan R. Schrepfer

Label
Nature's altars : mountains, gender, and American environmentalism
Title
Nature's altars
Title remainder
mountains, gender, and American environmentalism
Statement of responsibility
Susan R. Schrepfer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Delving into memoirs and histories, letters and diaries, early photos and old maps, Schrepfer especially compares male and female mountaineering narratives to show the ways in which gender affected what men and women found to value in rocky heights, and how their different perceptions together defined the wilderness preservation movement for the nation. The Sierra Club in particular popularized the mystique of America's mountains, and Schrepfer uses its history to develop a sweeping interpretation of twentieth-century wilderness perceptions and national conservation politics." "Schrepfer follows men like John Muir, Wilderness Society cofounder Robert Marshall, and the Sierra Club's own David Brower into the mountains - and finds them frequently in the company of women. She tells how mountaineering women shaped their lives through high adventure well before the twentieth century, participating in Appalachian mountain clubs and joining men as "Mazamas"--Mountain goats - scaling Oregon's Mount Hood."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schrepfer, Susan R
Dewey number
333.72/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH76
LC item number
.S365 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature conservation
  • Environmentalism
  • Mountains
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Gender Identity
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Nature's altars : mountains, gender, and American environmentalism, Susan R. Schrepfer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- (En)gendering the wilderness, 1860s-1914 -- Place naming in the High Sierra -- Masculine sublimes -- Feminine sublimes -- Outdoor experiences and the politics of conservation, 1914-1944 -- Mountains as home and garden -- Mountains as the measure of men -- In fire, blossoms, and blood -- In wildness is the preservation of the nation, and the world, 1945-1964 -- Mountain conquest family style -- Mountains made wilderness
Control code
57003755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780700613694
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004025533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
Label
Nature's altars : mountains, gender, and American environmentalism, Susan R. Schrepfer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- (En)gendering the wilderness, 1860s-1914 -- Place naming in the High Sierra -- Masculine sublimes -- Feminine sublimes -- Outdoor experiences and the politics of conservation, 1914-1944 -- Mountains as home and garden -- Mountains as the measure of men -- In fire, blossoms, and blood -- In wildness is the preservation of the nation, and the world, 1945-1964 -- Mountain conquest family style -- Mountains made wilderness
Control code
57003755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780700613694
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004025533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map

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