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Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world / Simon Winchester ; read by the author.

Winchester, Simon, (author,, narrator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing--and have done--with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet. Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, 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 question: who actually owns the world's land--and why does it matter? -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 333.309 WIN (Text) 33892100723502 Adult New Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 02/03/2021 Checked out 04/09/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781799947608
  • ISBN: 1799947602
  • ISBN: 9781799947615
  • ISBN: 1799947610
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs : digital audio ; 4 3/4 in + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins, [2021]

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General Note:
Compact discs.
Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing--and have done--with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet. Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, 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 question: who actually owns the world's land--and why does it matter? -- from back cover.
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.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Sound recordings.

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