Film, Video The Myth of Wilderness: What's Left to Save & What Never Existed

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Title
The Myth of Wilderness: What's Left to Save & What Never Existed
Summary
The notion of wilderness as a pristine natural environment untouched by human activity is a powerful narrative in discourses of global climate change and literature. The wilderness conjures up feeling of nostalgia, tranquility, and a desire for active conservation. But has wilderness truly ever existed? And what role do both the realities and myths of human interaction with the wild have in framing human thoughts about place, time, and history? Astrobiologist David Grinspoon and literary scholar Charlotte Rogers discuss how these ideas impact their research in both the scientific study of the history of the Earth and the history of literature about the Amazonian rainforest.
Event Date
June 05, 2014
Related Resources
John W. Kluge Center: http://www.loc.gov/kluge/
Running Time
1 hours, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text
image

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