Death of Nature The: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution

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Merchant, Carolyn. The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution. San Francisco: Harper, 1980.

Cited by Phyllis J. Day in her article "EarthMother/WitchMother: Feminism and Ecology Renewed" (Extrapolation 23 [Spring 1982]: 12-21). "According to Merchant, the new mechanistic ordering of the universe brought by the scientific revolution provided a new perspective on the place of humankind in nature" (Day 18)—a place of dominion within a mechanism, rather than a cellular function in a cosmic organism.