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Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world / Simon Winchester.

Winchester, Simon, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library System.
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library 333.3 W571ℓ (Text) 31901004479657 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062938336
  • ISBN: 0062938339
  • Physical Description: xiii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Land tenure > History.
Land tenure > Law and legislation > History.
Land use > History.
Land use > Law and legislation > History.
World history.
Nature > Effect of human beings on > History.

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