Great Debates in American Environmental History, Volume 2
This book describes nearly 200 scientific and political controversies involving the environment throughout the history of the US. Each entry begins by listing the time period, the parties to the controversy, other interested parties, and the general environmental issues involved; and end with sources for further information. Among the topics are whether the loss of the Roanoke Colony was caused by environmental factors, whether a whale was worth the effort to Nantucketeers, working in a coal mine, Little Bighorn and native policy, Rachael Carson and changing views of chemicals, conceiving of human evolution, Love Canal and the Superfund, the Green Party, and wolves in Yellowstone.
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America's history has been shaped not only by political events but also by its environment. Beginning with the establishment of the English Colonies in the late 16th century, this two-volume set ... Leggi recensione completa
Great Debates in American Environmental History
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