- Introduction: Natural aesthetic value and environmentalism -- Part 1. Historical foundations -- The historical foundations of American environmental attitudes -- The nature of beauty -- Walking -- A near view of the High Sierra -- The art of seeing things -- A taste for country: country, natural history, and the conservation esthetic -- Part 2. Nature and aesthetic value -- Leopold's land aesthetic -- Aesthetic appreciation of the natural environment -- Icebreakers: environmentalism and natural aesthetics -- Appreciating nature on its own terms -- On being moved by nature -- Scientific knowledge and the aesthetic appreciation of nature -- Part 3. Nature and positive aesthetics -- Nature and positive aesthetics -- The aesthetics of unscenic nature -- Aesthetics and the value of nature -- Valuing nature and the autonomy of natural aesthetics -- The aesthetics of nature -- Nature appreciation, science, and positive aesthetics -- Part 4. Nature, aesthetic value, and environmentalism -- From beauty to duty: aesthetics of nature and environmental ethics -- The beauty that requires health -- Cultural sustainability: aligning aesthetics and ecology -- Toward ecofriendly aesthetics -- Aesthetic character and aesthetic integrity in environmental conservation -- Objectivity in environmental aesthetics and protection of the environment.
- 9780231138864 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231138865 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231138871 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0231138873 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-440) and index.
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