Palgrave Environmental Reader

ISBN-10: 1403965943
ISBN-13: 9781403965943
Edition: 2005
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Description: The Palgrave Environmental Reader explores America's evolving fascination with nature and environmental concerns. From the New England Transcendentalists to the UN convention on climate change, this book includes works by Thomas Jefferson, Henry  More...

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List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 287
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The Palgrave Environmental Reader explores America's evolving fascination with nature and environmental concerns. From the New England Transcendentalists to the UN convention on climate change, this book includes works by Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, and others. Consisting of thirty-five important pieces covering a variety of issues, this reader distinguishes itself from other writing on the subject by presenting more extensive excerpts and by emphasizing themes such as environmental activism, racism, and law.

Richard Newman is Professor of History at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He is the author of The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic and co-editor of the series, Race in the Atlantic World, 1700–1900 .

Introduction
Red Jacket's "Reply to Reverand Cram" and Christian Missionaries (1805)
George Catlin articles from the 1830s
"The American Scholar"
"Chesuncook " (1858)
"In Man and Nature" (1864)
Selections from essays
1890 Federal Census
Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis
"Land of Little Rain" (1903)
1913: Excerpt from his then-classic textbook by Albert Hooker on the benefits of chemical production for urban water supply management and sanitation
"Hetch Hetchy Valley" (1912)
"Address to Governors on Conservation" (1908)
"Thinking Like a Mountain" and "The Land Ethic" (1948)
Selection from Silent Spring (1962)
"The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis" (1967)
"The Tragedy of the Commons" (1968)
"Do Trees Have Standing" (1972)
Excerpts from the writings of Edward Abbey
"Why Wilderness?" (1987)
"The Place, the Region and the Commons" (1990)
"Statement by the Love Canal Homeowners Association" (1978) and statement by Ecumenical Task-Force, 1979
"Report on Race and Toxic Wastes in the United States" (1987)

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