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A better half to Environmental Geography is the 1st e-book to comprehensively and systematically map the study frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an available and finished way.* Cross-cuts numerous components of a self-discipline which has commonly been noticeable as divided; offering paintings by way of human and actual geographers within the similar quantity* provides either the present 'state of the art' examine and charts destiny percentages for the self-discipline* Extends the time period 'environmental geography' past its 'traditional' meanings to incorporate new paintings on nature and surroundings by way of human and actual geographers - not only dangers, assets, and conservation geographers* includes essays from an excellent workforce of foreign members from between validated students and emerging stars in geography

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How the nonhuman world was framed as an object of knowledge or aesthetic appreciation was taken to be an integral part 26 BRUCE BRAUN of how nature was made an object of economic and political calculation, and the sorts of cultural politics in play in specific environmental practices (see Braun, 2002). This applied equally to science as it did to art, each of which carried a force that could not be reduced to the dictates of capital. As we will see later, the emphasis on nature’s cultural construction was not inimical to the notion that nature was materially produced.

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From Smith’s perspective, nature did not need to be ‘saved’ from humans, since humans were part of nature. It is here where we can begin to see the importance of the production of nature thesis, for the insistence that humanity and nature stood in an internal relation, rather than an external one, pointed to an important analytical project: if nature is something produced, then the question becomes how and why it is that human and nonhuman natures are produced in the forms they are at any particular historical moment.

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