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The Resource Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the world, Simon Winchester

Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the world, Simon Winchester

Label
Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the world
Title
Land
Title remainder
how the hunger for ownership shaped the world
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, 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. A global study, this is an exquisite exploration of what the ownership of land might really mean – not in dry-as-dust legal terms, but for the people who live on it
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
333.309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land tenure
  • Land use
  • Economic history
  • Real property
  • Personal property
  • Right of property
  • Land tenure
  • Land tenure
  • Land use
  • Land use
  • Nature
  • World history
Target audience
adult
Label
Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the world, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068596102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780008359126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1221006483
Label
Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the world, Simon Winchester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068596102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780008359126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1221006483

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