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Nature's Nation: An Environmental History of the United States

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Publisher Comments:

NATURE'S NATION examines our consumer-based industrial and urban society, and comments upon the heavy human and environmental price this society exacts. Opie contextualizes the political, economic, social, and cultural development of America within an environmental framework. Students discover the effects that 15th-century European philosophies have on conditions in the New World, the effects of westward expansion on America's environment, and connections between other historical events and environmental conditions.

Book News Annotation:

A text for such courses as environmental history or studies, American studies, geography, and public policy. Positions the politics, economics, and social and cultural development of the US within an environmental framework, and links historical events with resulting environmental conditions. Also challenges American Triumphalism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Environmental History? Part I: Europeans Take Command. 1. O Strange New World. 2. The World We Have Lost: People of the Land. Part II: Shaping the National Landscape. 3. The Federal Geography. 4. When the United States Was an Undeveloped Country. 5. From Sea to Shining Sea: Unifying American Space. 6. Natural History, Romantic America, and Utopia: Laying Claim to Paradise. Part III: Creating the Industrial Infrastructure. 7. Shaping Our Environmental Future: Industrial America. 8. Reshaping the Nation: The Built Environment and Public Works. 9. The Environmental Costs of Industrial America: Cities and Landscapes in Trouble. 10. From Natures Water to Public Works Water: America Becomes a Hydraulic Civilization. 11. Hitting the Wall: Environmental Limits in Appalachia and on the Plains. Part IV: Rethinking America: The Making of Environmentalism. 12. Recovering "Original America": The Wilderness Movement. 13. Environmentalism Enters the American Mainstream: Environmental Science, Rachel Carsons Silent Spring and Public Awareness. 14. Risk and Regulation: Environmentalism Enters the Modern Era.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780155002197
Author:
Opie, John
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing Company
Author:
Opie, John (John Opie)
Location:
Fort Worth :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental policy -- United States -- History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Environmental policy -- United States.
Subject:
United States Environmental conditions.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.18x6.41x.78 in. 1.55 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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