Rational Landscapes and Humanistic Geography
Rowman & Littlefield, 1981 - 231 pages
'Relph has written the kind of book that landscapes and landscape analysis have needed for some time. He has undertaken a study of the several paradoxes inherent in the human reaction to the humanized landscape and has come up with a reasonably clear and thoughtful analysis of what humankind has done to itself as it manipulates the natural environment into rational landscape....The book is a gem.'
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INTRODUCTION LANDSCAPES AND THE AMBIVALENCE OF HUMANISM
THE INTERRELATED HISTORIES OF THE IDEAS OF LANDSCAPE AND HUMANISM
THE CHARACTER OF MODERN LANDSCAPES
VARIETIES OF HUMANISM
HUMANISTIC AND SCIENTISTS GEOGRAPHIES
DEFICIENCIES OF HUMANISM
FROM HUMANISM TO ENVIRONMENTAL HUMILITY
THE INDIVIDUALITY OF PLACES
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Page 11 - No changing of place at a hundred miles an hour, nor making of stuffs a thousand yards a minute, will make us one whit stronger, happier, or wiser. There was always more in the world than men could see, walked they ever so slowly ; they will see it no better for going fast. And they will at last, and...