Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world / Simon Winchester.
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|Easton Main Library||333.3 W571ℓ (Text)||31901004479657||New Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780062938336
- ISBN: 0062938339
- Physical Description: xiii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2021
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-427) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Uncommon ground -- Borderlines -- Annals of acquisition -- Stewardship -- Battlegrounds -- Annals of restoration -- Yet now the land is drowning.
Explores the concept of land ownership and how it has shaped history, examining how people fight over, steward, and occasionally share land, and what humanity's proprietary relationship with land means for the future.
"Land examines in depth how we determine where the land lies, how we acquire it, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and, finally, how we can, and on occasion do, come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential questions: who actually owns the world's land, how much of it do we really need, and why does it matter?" -- Inside front jacket flap.
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