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Published: 01 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395461-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9546-1
Series: New Americanists
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399933-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9993-3
Book Chapter

By Homay King
Published: 02 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375159-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7515-9
... This chapter begins with the story of the “blue marble,” the nickname for Earth in color photographs of the planet taken from outer space. These images present a paradox: they suggest Earth’s fragility and invite worldly care and stewardship, but they also testify to a desire to escape earthly...