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Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City, Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley 1620-2020 Hardcover – November 29, 2010


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The authors have combined insights from two perspectives to create this book. David is a cultural and intellectual historian at Chestnut Hill College. He is the author od 17 books including biographies of Henry Adams and the Houston/Woodward families. He has written about religion, higher education, orphanages, urban and suburban landscape, urban parks, historic preservation and a variety of topics in social, cultural and intellectual history. Carol is a landscape architect with a foot in the camps of both ecological design and cutlural landscape preservation. She is a founding principal of Andropogon Associates and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She has been an adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania for over 30 years and has also recently taught studios at the University's School of Design in both the Department of Historyic Preservation and the Department of Landscape Architecture.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 902 pages
  • Publisher: Saint Josephs University Press; First edition (November 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916101665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916101664
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 9.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,533,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By EQ on February 8, 2011
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If you spend time in the Wissahickon Valley, or you live in NW Philadelphia, then this book is a great treasure for your collection. Well researched, from the "start" of the park and it's Native American inhabitants, to the present day w/ the current competing demands of hunters, hikers, and an encroaching city, these books are a rare treat. Packed with great photos, tons of research, and a wide lens of history, ecology, sociology, etc blended together, this is my new gift for my neighbors and NW Philly friends.
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By D.Landon.Felix on January 13, 2015
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A really interest read if you are into planning.
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