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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
Language
eng
Summary
A human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back. In 1889, thousands of hopeful people raced southward from the Kansas state line and westward from the Arkansas boundary to stake claims on the thousands of acres of unclaimed pastures and meadows. Across the twentieth century, water was dammed and drained in Holland so that a new province, Flevoland, rose up, unchartered and requiring new thinking. In 1850, California legislated the theft of land from Native Americans. An apology came in 2019 from the governor, but what of the call for reparations or return? What of government confiscation of land in India, or questions of fairness when it comes to New Zealand's Maori population and the legacy of settlers? The ownership of land has always been complicated, opaque, and more than a little anarchic when viewed from the outside. In this book, Simon Winchester explores the stewardship of land, the ways it is delineated and changes hands, the great disputes, and the questions of restoration - particularly in the light of climate change and colonialist reparation
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nature
  • Land use
  • Land use
  • Land use
  • Real property
  • Personal property
  • Right of property
  • Land tenure
  • Land tenure
  • Land tenure
Target audience
adult
Label
Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world, Simon Winchester
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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.
Control code
p2251641201
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 446 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008359126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world, Simon Winchester
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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.
Control code
p2251641201
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 446 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008359126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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