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 various methods assorted peoples have replaced, formed, and conserved the wildlife through the years, environmental historians supply perception into humanity's certain courting with nature and, extra importantly, are higher capable of comprehend the origins of our present environmental obstacle. starting with the precolonial land-use perform of local americans and concluding with our twenty-first century matters over our worldwide ecological predicament, American Environmental History addresses contentious concerns comparable to the upkeep of the barren region, the expulsion of local peoples from nationwide parks, and inhabitants progress, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and sophistication. Entries deal with a number of subject matters, from the impression of rice cultivation, slavery, and the expansion of the car suburb to the results of the Russian sea otter exchange, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice stream, and globalization. This illustrated reference is a vital better half for college kids attracted 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 documents, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians depend upon to behavior their study. the amount additionally incorporates a compendium of vital humans, techniques, occasions, businesses, and laws, and an intensive bibliography of serious motion pictures, books, and net sites.

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