FLEETING MOMENTS: Nature and Culture in American History.
Edition: First printing.
New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A study which "identifies fleeting moments of concord between nature and culture in the course of American history. During the search for the Wilderness Passage, the progress of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the building of park cemeteries and big city parks, Americans realized that nature was not merely a force to be reckoned with, not merely a resource to be exploited, but also an integral component of their lives. Through the engineering of nature and culture in the urban environment, the energetic attempts to conserve large-scale nature in the United States emerged as an offspring of the big city." INSCRIBED (in French) on the title page by the author. Sources, notes, index. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-195062965.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some wear/damage to the lower edge of the bottom board and to the fold of the rear flap of the dj, but otherwise tight and clean.) Uncommon signed.