Download e-book for iPad: American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia by Carolyn Merchant

By Carolyn Merchant

ISBN-10: 0231140347

ISBN-13: 9780231140348

ISBN-10: 0231140355

ISBN-13: 9780231140355

By learning the numerous methods varied peoples have replaced, formed, and conserved the wildlife through the years, environmental historians supply perception into humanity's specified courting with nature and, extra importantly, are greater in a position to comprehend the origins of our present environmental hindrance. starting with the precolonial land-use perform of local american citizens and concluding with our twenty-first century issues over our worldwide ecological quandary, American Environmental History addresses contentious matters akin to the protection of the wasteland, the expulsion of local peoples from nationwide parks, and inhabitants progress, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and sophistication. Entries tackle a number of subject matters, from the influence of rice cultivation, slavery, and the expansion of the auto suburb to the consequences of the Russian sea otter exchange, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice flow, and globalization. This illustrated reference is a vital better half for college students drawn to the continuing transformation of the yankee panorama and the conflicts over its assets and conservation. It makes wealthy use of the instruments and assets (climatic and geological information, court docket files, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians depend upon to behavior their learn. the quantity additionally contains a compendium of vital humans, options, occasions, companies, and laws, and an intensive bibliography of serious movies, books, and internet sites.

Show description

Read Online or Download American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures) PDF

Similar history & philosophy on science & nature books

Download PDF by David A. Kirby: Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema (MIT

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: an area Odyssey, published in 1968, is likely to be the main scientifically exact movie ever produced. The movie awarded this type of believable, lifelike imaginative and prescient of area flight that many moon hoax proponents think that Kubrick staged the 1969 moon touchdown utilizing an analogous studios and methods.

Download PDF by Keith M. Parsons: Drawing Out Leviathan: Dinosaurs and the Science Wars (Life

". .. are dinosaurs social constructs? can we rather comprehend something approximately dinosaurs? will possibly not all of our ideals approximately dinosaurs in basic terms be figments of the paleontological mind's eye? many years in the past such questions could have appeared preposterous, even nonsensical. Now they have to have a major solution.

Download e-book for iPad: The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins by James Beniger

Why can we locate ourselves residing in a knowledge Society? How did the gathering, processing, and verbal exchange of data come to play an more and more vital position in complicated business nations relative to the jobs of topic and effort? And why is that this swap recent--or is it? James Beniger lines the starting place of the knowledge Society to significant monetary and enterprise crises of the prior century.

Read e-book online Ethics on the Laboratory Floor PDF

This quantity unites ethicists and social scientists to give a contribution to a brand new kind of know-how ethics. Cooperation with scientists makes it attainable to expect moral questions and difficulties at a level whilst the know-how can nonetheless be changed.

Additional info for American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures)

Example text

Download PDF sample

American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures) by Carolyn Merchant

by Brian

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 8 votes