Historicizing Sustainability: German Scientific Forestry in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

  title={Historicizing Sustainability: German Scientific Forestry in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries},
  author={Richard H{\"o}lzl},
  journal={Science as Culture},
  pages={431 - 460}
  • Richard Hölzl
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Science as Culture
  • German scientific forestry is generally referred to as a starting point for the concept of sustainability and the variety of interpretations it has found in recent public and scientific discourses. Its early history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, however, is treated, more or less, as a ‘founding narrative’ with all the typical aspects of this literary device: simplicity, a degree of mysticism and a teleological relation to the current state of the art. But there is more insight to… CONTINUE READING
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