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Main Title What's nature worth? : narrative expressions of environmental values /
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Author Title of a Work
Satterfield, Terre,
Slovic, Scott,
Publisher University of Utah Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 53145266
ISBN 0874807905; 9780874807905
Subjects American literature--20th century--History and criticism--Theory, etc ; Nature in literature ; Authors, American--20th century--Interviews ; Environmental literature--Authorship ; Environmental policy--United States ; Natural history--United States ; Nature--Literary collections ; Natural history--Authorship ; Narration (Rhetoric) ; Storytelling ; Milieugedrag ; Letterkunde ; Amerikaans ; Natur--Motiv ; Schriftsteller ; Umweltethik ; USA ; Natural history literature--Authorship
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ELBM  PS163.W46 2004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/23/2013
Collation ix, 310 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-302) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction: What's Nature Worth? -- Inciting Story: Narrative as the Mirror of Audience Values -- Advice and Counsel: Respecting the Sources of Wisdom -- Where the Power Lies: Seeking the Intuitive Language of Story -- Beyond Here Lie Only Dragons: Thoughts on Wild Places and Vigorous Language -- Story as Common Ground -- Making Stories out of Everything: Valuing the Ordinary -- The Building Blocks of Storied Expression: Advice from a Teacher of Writing -- From Image to Event: Considering the Relations between Poetry and Prose as Conveyors of Environmental Values -- Photo and Word: The Power of Suggestion in Visual and Verbal "Language" -- Packing Information in the Form of Story: Viewing Narrative from the Perspective of Science -- Telling It Slant: The Value of Narrative Indirection -- Thriving on Ambiguity: Latency, Indirection, and Narrative -- Concluding Conversation. "Based on interviews with a dozen prominent environmental writers, and featuring examples of their work, What's Nature Worth? explores how the art of storytelling might bring new perspectives and insights to economic and policy discussions regarding the "value" of nature and the environment."--Jacket.