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    DescriptionOne of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year In Landscape and Memory Schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German forest; the play of Christian and pagan myth in Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers; and the duel between a monumental sculptor and a feminist gadfly on the slopes of Mount Rushmore. The result is a triumphant work of history, naturalism, mythology, and art. "A work of great ambition and enormous intellectual scope...consistently provocative and revealing."--New York Times "Extraordinary...a summary cannot convey the riches of this book. It will absorb, instruct, and fascinate."--New York Review of Books


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    Title
    Landscape and Memory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679735120
    ISBN 10: 0679735127
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    DC21: 304.23
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000, SOC000000, SOC026000, HIS016000
    B&T Approval Code: A64250000, A19500000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 304.23
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GF50 .S33 1996
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JB, NHAH
    Edition statement
    Vintage ed.
    Illustrations note
    COLOR AND B&W ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    18 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Simon Schama is Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author of "Citizens, Dead Certainties" and "An Embarrassment of Riches." Simon Schama lives in New York with his wife and their two children. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Marvelously rich and eloquent...Entertaining...Wonderfully learned and perceptive." --"The New York Times Book Review ""[Schama's] sinewy prose is everywhere enlivened by an illuminating wit and fueled by a relentless and joyful curiosity...You get the impression he will venture anywhere, intellectually speaking, in pursuit of his historical prey...He's a scintillating guide." --"The Globe and Mail ""Fascinating...A potpourri of biography, art history and much else, skillfully blended and handsomely illustrated...Insightful." --"Maclean's " "From the Hardcover edition."
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    One of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year In Landscape and Memory Schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German forest; the play of Christian and pagan myth in Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers; and the duel between a monumental sculptor and a feminist gadfly on the slopes of Mount Rushmore. The result is a triumphant work of history, naturalism, mythology, and art. "A work of great ambition and enormous intellectual scope...consistently provocative and revealing."--New York Times "Extraordinary...a summary cannot convey the riches of this book. It will absorb, instruct, and fascinate."--New York Review of Books