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

Winchester, Simon, (author.).

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at York County Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults 333.3 WIN Nonfiction (Text) 34001001385853 Adult Area New Checked Out 05/07/2021
Martin Library Adults 333.3 WIN Life Times (Text) 33454005797428 Atrium Checked Out 05/07/2021
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults 333.3 WIN Nonfiction (Text) 34318001180427 Adult Area New 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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