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American Environmental History

American Environmental History - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631228646

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ISBN13: 978-0631228646
ISBN10: 0631228640
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.
Published: 2003
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American Environmental History - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631228646

Louis Warren

ISBN13: 978-0631228646
ISBN10: 0631228640
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This compilation of seminal essays and primary documents introduces students to the most exciting scholarship and writing on the of environmental history in the United States. Subjects include the changing American landscape, soil epidemics, waste disposal, industrial development, conservation, and the environmental movement.

  • Introduces students to the most exciting scholarship and writing on the subject of environmental history in the United States.
  • Contains primary documents that illustrate the conditions, perception, and influences of environmental issues from the pre-Columbian era to the present.
  • Subjects include the changing American landscape, soil epidemics, waste disposal, industrial development, conservation, and the environmental movement.
  • Includes an editorial introduction, headnotes, and suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction: What Is Environmental History?

1. The Natures of Indian America before Columbus.
2. The Other Invaders: Deadly Diseases and Extraordinary Animals.
3. Colonial Natures: Marketing The Countryside.
4. Forest and Plantation in Nineteenth-Century America.
5. Urban Nature and Urban Reforms.
6. Markets, and the Disappearing Bison.
7. The Many Uses of Conservation.
8. National Parks and The Trouble With Wilderness.
9. Something In The Wind: Radiation, Pesticides, and Air Pollution.
10. Environmental Protection and The Environmental Movement.
11. Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice.
12. Backlash against the Environmental Movement.
13. Legacies.

Index.

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