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The Resource Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world, Simon Winchester

Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world, Simon Winchester

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Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world
Title
Land
Title remainder
how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Land -- whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city -- is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing -- and have done -- with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet. This book examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do, come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world's land -- and why does it matter?
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Winchester, Simon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land tenure
  • Land tenure
  • Land tenure
  • Land use
  • Land use
  • Land use
  • Nature
  • World history
Target audience
adult
Label
Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • Uncommon ground
  • Borderlines
  • Annals of acquisition
  • Stewardship
  • Battlegrounds
  • Annals of restoration
  • Yet now the land is drowning
Control code
p2251626377
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper Large Print edition.
Extent
xvi, 671 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780063063013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world, Simon Winchester
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • Uncommon ground
  • Borderlines
  • Annals of acquisition
  • Stewardship
  • Battlegrounds
  • Annals of restoration
  • Yet now the land is drowning
Control code
p2251626377
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper Large Print edition.
Extent
xvi, 671 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780063063013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print

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