A Thousand Pieces of Paradise: Landscape and Property in the Kickapoo Valley - Wisconsin Land and Life (Paperback)
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A Thousand Pieces of Paradise: Landscape and Property in the Kickapoo Valley - Wisconsin Land and Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 30/03/2012
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A Thousand Pieces of Paradise is an ecological history of property and a cultural history of rural ecosystems set in one of the Midwest's most historically significant regions, the Kickapoo River Valley. Whether examining the national war on soil erosion, Amish migration, a Corps of Engineers dam project, or Native American land claims, Lynne Heasley traces the history of modern American property debates. Her book holds powerful lessons for rural communities seeking to reconcile competing values about land and their place in it.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299213947
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

""A Thousand Pieces of Paradise" is a pioneering study that anyone interested in rural America and contemporary debates about property rights and environmental protection will want to read."--William Cronon, author of "Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature"


"A splendid job. The book provides great insights into what is happening in these rural counties. I would urge any planner with an interest in rural planning to read the book before embarking on a career . . . in such regions."--Harold (Bud) C. Jordahl, Jr., co-founder of the first Earth Day and leader in establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


"Although this is a superb study of how the land itself is changing, it is even better as a series of interwoven human stories."--Richarad Francaviglia, "American Historical Review"


"Extensively researched and carefully documented, "A Thousand Pieces of Paradise" is thoroughly accessible to lay readers and scholars alike, and searches past history of Kickapoo Valley's rural ecosystems in hope of offering accurate future predictions of and solutions to future problems for Kickapoo Valley and other lands like it."--"Midwest Book Review"


"An insightful, engaging, and highly readable treatment of a complex set of themes . . . the lessons learned are applicable throughout rural America."--Harvey Jacobs, editor of "Who Owns America: Social Conflict Over Property Rights"


"A pioneering study that anyone interested in rural America and contemporary debates about property rights and environmental protection will want to read."--William Cronon, author of "Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature"


"This penetrating analysis of the complex forces that shape the landscape is a welcome relief from the narrow, rancorous debate between private property rights and outside government interference."--Brian Donahue, author of "Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town"


A pioneering study that anyone interested in rural America and contemporary debates about property rights and environmental protection will want to read. William Cronon, author of "Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature""


This penetrating analysis of the complex forces that shape the landscape is a welcome relief from the narrow, rancorous debate between private property rights and outside government interference. Brian Donahue, author of "Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town""


An insightful, engaging, and highly readable treatment of a complex set of themes . . . the lessons learned are applicable throughout rural America. Harvey Jacobs, editor of "Who Owns America: Social Conflict Over Property Rights""


Although this is a superb study of how the land itself is changing, it is even better as a series of interwoven human stories. Richarad Francaviglia, "American Historical Review""


A splendid job. The book provides great insights into what is happening in these rural counties. I would urge any planner with an interest in rural planning to read the book before embarking on a career . . . in such regions. Harold (Bud) C. Jordahl, Jr., co-founder of the first Earth Day and leader in establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore"


Extensively researched and carefully documented, "A Thousand Pieces of Paradise" is thoroughly accessible to lay readers and scholars alike, and searches past history of Kickapoo Valley s rural ecosystems in hope of offering accurate future predictions of and solutions to future problems for Kickapoo Valley and other lands like it. "Midwest Book Review""


A pioneering study that anyone interested in rural America and contemporary debates about property rights and environmental protection will want to read. William Cronon, author of Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature

"

This penetrating analysis of the complex forces that shape the landscape is a welcome relief from the narrow, rancorous debate between private property rights and outside government interference. Brian Donahue, author of Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town

"

An insightful, engaging, and highly readable treatment of a complex set of themes . . . the lessons learned are applicable throughout rural America. Harvey Jacobs, editor of Who Owns America: Social Conflict Over Property Rights

"

Although this is a superb study of how the land itself is changing, it is even better as a series of interwoven human stories. Richarad Francaviglia, American Historical Review

"

A splendid job. The book provides great insights into what is happening in these rural counties. I would urge any planner with an interest in rural planning to read the book before embarking on a career . . . in such regions. Harold (Bud) C. Jordahl, Jr., co-founder of the first Earth Day and leader in establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

"

Extensively researched and carefully documented, A Thousand Pieces of Paradise is thoroughly accessible to lay readers and scholars alike, and searches past history of Kickapoo Valley s rural ecosystems in hope of offering accurate future predictions of and solutions to future problems for Kickapoo Valley and other lands like it. Midwest Book Review

"

"This penetrating analysis of the complex forces that shape the landscape is a welcome relief from the narrow, rancorous debate between private property rights and outside government interference."--Brian Donahue, author of Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town


"An insightful, engaging, and highly readable treatment of a complex set of themes . . . the lessons learned are applicable throughout rural America."--Harvey Jacobs, editor of Who Owns America: Social Conflict Over Property Rights


"Although this is a superb study of how the land itself is changing, it is even better as a series of interwoven human stories."--Richarad Francaviglia, American Historical Review


"A splendid job. The book provides great insights into what is happening in these rural counties. I would urge any planner with an interest in rural planning to read the book before embarking on a career . . . in such regions."--Harold (Bud) C. Jordahl, Jr., co-founder of the first Earth Day and leader in establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


"Extensively researched and carefully documented, A Thousand Pieces of Paradise is thoroughly accessible to lay readers and scholars alike, and searches past history of Kickapoo Valley's rural ecosystems in hope of offering accurate future predictions of and solutions to future problems for Kickapoo Valley and other lands like it."--Midwest Book Review

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