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In this collection of essays, sixteen scholars from different disciplines examine the character of the landscape from differing points of view. Their studies include remarks on geography, placement, historical context, and as an expression of political power. It is evident from these scholarly papers that each analyst's view depended on the individual's background, which gave a slant to the scholar's perspective. The case studies are supplemented with an extensive bibliography as well as brief biographies of authors.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden