Nature's Metropolis, then, is a work in which the rise of Chicago is What does Nature's Metropolis: Chicago And The Great West Say? by. William Cronon. · Rating details · 2, ratings · reviews. In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. Cronon's thesis is that neither the city of Chicago nor its hinterlan Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West, pp. xxv + , was published in. New York.
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And, since it was my Yale Ph. Once cattle could be moved to market using cheap coal calories instead of carefully shepherded beef calories, grazing could be done in arid rangelands formerly occupied by bison. And I then sat down and wrote the prologue. I started looking for steel records. Chicago and the whole American economy went to the bank of nature and just cashed in all the chips. I came to think of the research for this book as searching for what I called relational data.