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Contents List of Illustrations ix Notes on Contributors x Introduction Ursula Lehmkuhl 1 Public Address Money versus Public Affairs: Reflections on a Better Balance between Public and Private Goods Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker 6 Part IThe Historicization of Nature 1 Historicizing Nature: Time and Space in German and American Environmental History Ursula Lehmkuhl 17 2 Ecologics/Ecosophy: The Event of the City Hanjo Berressem 45 Comments Mark Häberlein 68 Christof Mauch 72 Part IINature as Actor: Environmental Catastrophes and Epidemics 3 Native Americans, History, and the Environment Christian F. Feest 79 4 Nature in Conflict: Disputes Surrounding the Dike in Seventeenth-century Northern Frisia as a Window into an Early Modern Coastal Society Marie Luisa Allemeyer 92 Comment Klaus-Georg Wey 110 Part IIIThe Interaction of People and Nature 5 Mercurial Nature: The California Gold Country and the Coalfields of the Ruhr Basin, 1850¿1900 Andrew C. Isenberg 125 6 Perceptions of Space and Nature in Nineteenth-century America Claudia Schnurmann 146 Comments Marc Cioc 185 Nils Freytag 190 Part IVThe Ecology of Urban Places 7 The Natural Space of Modernity: A Transatlantic Perspective on (Urban) Environmental History Dorothee Brantz 195 8 City and Nature and Nature in the City Bernd Herrmann 226 Comments Andrew Hurley 257 James T. Lemon 264 Part VEnvironmental Diplomacy 9 The Potential and the Reality of Safeguarding the Environment by American Diplomacy Kurk Dorsey 277 10 Greenpeace and the Development of International Environmental Activism in the 1970s Frank Zelko 296 Comment Kristine Kern 319 Select Bibliography Ursula Lehmkuhl 325 Index 343
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Human ecology -- History -- Case studies.