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KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology.
2014 (English)In: The Edges of Environmental History: Honouring Jane Carruthers / [ed] Libby Robin,Christof Mauch, Munich: RCC , 2014, 93-99 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article looks at how environmental life histories have been used for particular purposes. It considers whether the use of life history by science is part of the effort to find common languages between and across sciences. Discussing Charles Elton, Aldo Leopold, C. S. Holling and Rachel Carson, the article argues that important figures can provide a “prehistory” and authority to the sciences, just as Paul Kruger’s name lent authority to the idea of the national park in South Africa.

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Munich: RCC , 2014. 93-99 p.
, Rachel Carson Center perspectives, ISSN 2190-8087 ; 2014:1
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environmentalism, national parks, science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-145229OAI: diva2:717304

QC 20150210

Available from: 2014-05-14 Created: 2014-05-14 Last updated: 2015-02-10Bibliographically approved

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