orellfuessli.ch

The Conquest Of Nature

Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany

The modern idea of 'mastery' over nature always had its critics, whether their motives were aesthetic, religious or environmentalist. By investigating how the most fundamental element - water - was 'conquered' by draining fens and marshes, straightening the courses of rivers, building high dams and exploiting hydro-electric power, The Conquest of Nature explores how over the last 250 years, the German people have shaped their natural environment and how the landscapes they created took a powerful hold on the German imagination.

From Frederick the Great of Prussia to Johann Gottfried Tulla, 'the man who tamed the wild Rhine' in the nineteenth century to Otto Intze, 'master dambuilder' of the years around 1900, to the Nazis who set out to colonise 'living space' in the East, this groundbreaking study shows that while mastery over nature delivers undoubted benefits, it has often come at a tremendous cost to both the natural environment and human life.

Rezension
"Sublimely good... Blackbourn has found an original and suggestive way into the history of both Germany's aggrandisement and its humility... far more than a good book on an out-of-the-way subject"
Portrait
David Blackbourn
Zitat
Startlingly original... This is history at its most synoptic, weaving together disparate themes in a counterpoint of science and aesthetics, race and reclamation, hydrology and mythology -- Daniel Johnson Sunday Times This book offers a fresh insight into this passage of German history and will interest engineers, ecologists, economists, politicians and historians alike Bookends Sublimely good... Blackbourn has found an original and suggestive way into the history of both Germany's aggrandisement and its humility... far more than a good book on an out-of-the-way subject The Economist David Blackbourn has written an entertainingly original history, rich in insights into man and nature and the German - in fact, the European - mind -- Mark Kurlansky, Bestselling Author Of Cod Brilliantly conceived, David Blackbourn's thought-provoking exploration of the ambivalence built into past attempts to exploit the environment offers a wholly novel approach to understanding modern German history. His book is a tour de force in historical writing -- Ian Kershaw
… weiterlesen

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz kopiergeschützt
Seitenzahl 512, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 30.11.2011
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781448114214
Verlag Random House UK
eBook
Fr. 14.00
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar
In der Cloud verfügbar

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 70425805
    Begin Again
    von Mona Kasten
    eBook
    Fr. 12.00
  • 41814853
    Sapiens
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    eBook
    Fr. 8.12
  • 45865308
    Homo Deus
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    eBook
    Fr. 10.56
  • 47675083
    Born A Crime
    von Trevor Noah
    eBook
    Fr. 5.00
  • 70381111
    Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels + A Biography of the Author
    von Charles Dickens
    eBook
    Fr. 1.00
  • 45439679
    Northanger Abbey (Wisehouse Classics Edition)
    von Jane Austen
    eBook
    Fr. 0.00
  • 88514935
    The Great Gatsby (Wisehouse Classics Edition)
    von F. Scott Fitzgerald
    eBook
    Fr. 0.00
  • 67647505
    Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    von Reni Eddo-Lodge
    eBook
    Fr. 20.90
  • 34893316
    Textausgabe + Lektüreschlüssel. William Shakespeare: Hamlet
    von Andrew Williams
    eBook
    Fr. 9.00
  • 26325384
    How to Win Friends and Influence People
    von Dale Carnegie
    eBook
    Fr. 10.00
  • 44188797
    When Breath Becomes Air
    von Paul Kalanithi
    eBook
    Fr. 9.00
  • 45917696
    Heat - An Erotica Collection
    von Nicole Zahara
    eBook
    Fr. 0.00
  • 48075438
    No Middle Name
    von Lee Child
    eBook
    Fr. 7.50
  • 39286632
    Sapiens
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    eBook
    Fr. 10.00
  • 45258919
    Blockchain Revolution
    von Don Tapscott
    eBook
    Fr. 13.00
  • 38726397
    Thinking, Fast and Slow
    von Daniel Kahneman
    eBook
    Fr. 13.90
  • 46387313
    You Are a Badass
    von Jen Sincero
    eBook
    Fr. 3.50
  • 45124155
    The Obesity Code
    von Jason Fung
    eBook
    Fr. 23.90
  • 26688974
    The Colour Of Magic
    von Terry Pratchett
    eBook
    Fr. 7.00
  • 46272622
    Paris for One and Other Stories
    von Jojo Moyes
    eBook
    Fr. 7.50

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

The Conquest Of Nature - David Blackbourn

The Conquest Of Nature

von David Blackbourn

eBook
Fr. 14.00
+
=
Fire and Fury - Michael Wolff

Fire and Fury

von Michael Wolff

eBook
Fr. 25.90
+
=

für

Fr. 39.90

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen