Carolyn Merchant's American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia PDF

By Carolyn Merchant

ISBN-10: 0231140347

ISBN-13: 9780231140348

ISBN-10: 0231140355

ISBN-13: 9780231140355

By learning the various methods varied peoples have replaced, formed, and conserved the flora and fauna over the years, environmental historians supply perception into humanity's detailed courting with nature and, extra importantly, are higher capable of comprehend the origins of our present environmental main issue. starting with the precolonial land-use perform of local americans and concluding with our twenty-first century issues over our international ecological main issue, American Environmental History addresses contentious concerns resembling the maintenance of the desolate tract, the expulsion of local peoples from nationwide parks, and inhabitants development, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and sophistication. Entries handle a variety of themes, from the influence of rice cultivation, slavery, and the expansion of the car suburb to the consequences of the Russian sea otter exchange, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice move, and globalization. This illustrated reference is a necessary better half for college kids drawn to the continuing transformation of the yank panorama and the conflicts over its assets and conservation. It makes wealthy use of the instruments and assets (climatic and geological facts, courtroom files, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians depend on to behavior their examine. the amount additionally features a compendium of vital humans, techniques, occasions, enterprises, and laws, and an in depth bibliography of serious movies, books, and internet sites.

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