The Resource Big Sur : the making of a prized California landscape, Shelley Alden Brooks

Big Sur : the making of a prized California landscape, Shelley Alden Brooks

Label
Big Sur : the making of a prized California landscape
Title
Big Sur
Title remainder
the making of a prized California landscape
Statement of responsibility
Shelley Alden Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Big Sur embodies much of what has defined California since the mid twentieth century. A remote, inaccessible, and undeveloped pastoral landscape until 1937, Big Sur quickly became a cultural symbol of California and the West, as well as a home to the ultra-wealthy. This transformation was due in part to writers and artists such as Robinson Jeffers and Ansel Adams, who created an enduring mystique for this coastline. But Big Sur's prized coastline is also the product of the pioneering efforts of residents and Monterey County officials who forged a collaborative public/private preservation model for Big Sur that foreshadowed the shape of California coastal preservation in the twenty-first century. Big Sur's well-preserved vistas and high-end real estate situate this coastline between American ideals of development and the wild. It is a space that challenges the way most Americans think of nature, its relationship to people, and what in fact makes a place "wild." This book highlights today's complex and ambiguous intersections of class, the environment, and economic development through the lens of an iconic California landscape."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.4/7
Index
index present
LC call number
GE155.C2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Big Sur : the making of a prized California landscape, Shelley Alden Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jeffers' Country -- Nature's highway -- Big Sur: utopia, U.S.A.? -- Open-space at continent's end -- The influence of the counter-culture, community, and State -- The "battle" for Big Sur, or debating the national environmental ethic -- Defining the value of California's coastline -- Epilogue: millionaires and beaches: the socio-political economics of California coastal preservation in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn992437812
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520967540
Lccn
2017030861
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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22573/ctt1v6pzcd
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37410349
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)992437812
  • jstor0520967542

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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