The American Environment

mental history is the idea that environmental degradation is the child of capitalism.26 The parochialism of that theme ... An excellent example of such a study would be an objective comparison of the American Dust Bowl and the 1950s ...


Author: Lary M. Dilsaver

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847677540

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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In recent decades, historical geographers have left study of nature-culture interactions to others, most notably to environmental historians. This collection, written specially for this volume, reveals a renewed commitment by, and a rapidly accelerating research agenda for, historical geographers interested in environmental issues. Following an introductory literature review, each case study explores either the direct unplanned impact of humans on the natural environment or the deliberate management policies designed to shape that impact. 'From their stronghold of applied historical geography, the contributors to this volume demonstrate the utility of the historical approach in the study and management of the environment. It hopefully signals a renewed interest in the field by workers whose lineage is from the human side of the continuum.' --Stanley W. Trimble, from the preface.

The American Environment

Each paper looks at fundamentals of the American environment in a personal way . There are other common features . Firstly , central to each are the changing scales of values that are reflected in American attitudes .


Author: William Richard Mead

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015027399610

Category: Nature

Page: 69

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The American Environment

Papers from Visual and Environmental Studies 127, 1974-1975 P. Randolph Hill. - all sense of religion and thus of morals . This.


Author: P. Randolph Hill


ISBN: WISC:89031091275

Category: Ethnology

Page: 270

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Mining Environmental Handbook

Professor and historian Duane A. Smith, author of Mining America - The Industry and the Environment, 1800 - 1980, writes: "The shouting, the name calling, and the public condemnation left their scars on mining and shaped the industry's ...


Author: Jerrold J Marcus

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783264124


Page: 816

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Negative environmental events make the headlines. Mining industry examples are the recent incidents at Summitville, Colorado, US, and the cyanide leak at Cambria Resource's Omai Operation in Guyana. In this volatile atmosphere, the publication of the Mining Environmental Handbook comes at an opportune time. It presents an objective, comprehensive and integrated examination of the effects of mining on the environment, and the environmental laws that deal with mining. Though stressing activities in the United States of America, it covers all of North America. North American environmental standards are currently being exported around the world. Consequently, this handbook will be of prime interest in countries that are now coming to terms with mining environmentalism. It should benefit working engineers and environmentalists, manufacturers, legislators, regulators, financiers and journalists. It has been selected as a university textbook. Finally, it will be an indispensable reference during serious discussions about mining environmentalism. Contents: Development of the Mine Environmental Precept and Its Current Political StatusThe Legal Bases of Federal Environmental Control of MiningEnvironmental Control at the State LevelEnvironmental Effects of MiningTechnologies for Environmental ProtectionEnvironmental PermittingSystems Design for Site Specific Environmental ProtectionOperations Environmental ManagementSolution Mining and In-Situ LeachingPlacer or Alluvial MiningCoalAcid Mine Drainage and Other Mining-Influenced Waters (MIW)Uses of Mines as Landfills and RepositoriesEconomic Impact of Current Environmental Regulations on MiningFinancial Assurances for Corrective Actions, Closure and Post ClosureInternational Environmental Control of MiningEnvironmental Case Studies from the Hard Rock IndustryCurrent and Projected IssuesDirectory of State Regulatory AgenciesGlossaryIndex Readership: Engineers, environmentalists and geologists. Keywords:History;Legal Aspects;Problems;Technology;Permitting;Case Studies;Economic ImpactReviews:“… is a useful, and very readable, first point of reference for those needing to have a general overview of the various environmental issues arising from mining and mineral processing … There is much to commend the book to wider international use, as it contains a considerable amount of universal 'best practice' which can be applied to mining situations in most countries seeking to adopt credible western standards.”MININGtechnology

North America s Environment

At the same time, electricity — its generation, distribution and usage— has significant impacts on human health and the environment. The Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America's (CEO working paper, Environmental ...


Author: United Nations

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9789280722345

Category: Nature

Page: 204

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At head of title : A regional product of the Global Environment Outlook 3 report process.

Ronald Reagan and the American Environment

... Essex Street Andover, MA 01810 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data: Main entry under title: Ronald Reagan and the American environment. Includes bibliographical references. 1. Environmental policy — United States 2.


Author: Friends of the Earth


ISBN: STANFORD:36105039233270

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Criticizes the Reagan administration's position on pollution control, environmental conservation, nuclear power, and national park management

The American Environment Revisited

To say that The American Environment: Interpretations of Past Geographies, edited by Lary M. Dilsaver and Craig E. Colten, changed the course of our intellectual lives sounds like pure hyperbole. And yet this important book influenced ...


Author: Geoffrey L. Buckley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269972

Category: History

Page: 383

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This innovative book provides a dynamic—and often surprising—view of the range of environmental issues facing the United States today. A distinguished group of scholars examines the growing temporal, spatial, and thematic breadth of topics historical geographers are now exploring. Seventeen original chapters examine topics such as forest conservation, mining landscapes, urban environment justice, solid waste, exotic species, environmental photography, national and state park management, recreation and tourism, and pest control. Commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the seminal work The American Environment: Interpretations of Past Geographies, the book clearly shows much has changed since 1992. Indeed, not only has the range of issues expanded, but an increasing number of geographers are forging links with environmental historians, promoting a level of intellectual cross-fertilization that benefits both disciplines. As a result, environmental historical geographies today are richer and more diverse than ever. The American Environment Revisited offers a comprehensive overview that gives both specialist and general readers a fascinating look at our changing relationships with nature over time.

American Environmental Leaders A L

Futrell, J. William Bibliography Campbell-Mohn, Celia, ed., Sustainable Environmental Law, 1993; "Environmental Law Institute," ... "Defining Sustainable Development Law," American Bar Associa tion Natural Resources & Environment, 2004.


Author: Anne Becher

Publisher: Grey House Pub

ISBN: PSU:000066613978

Category: Nature

Page: 1051

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A comprehensive and diverse, award-winning collection of biographies of the most important figures in American environmentalism. As our environment changes, and environmental concerns become more and more prevalent, this encyclopedia provides much-needed information on the key players in the environmental movement.

Environmental Practice and Early American Literature

The third chapter looks at the history of apple culture in early New England, where the real American apple loomed ever larger in the Puritan conception of a redeemed earth. Its propensity to grow wild in the New England environment ...


Author: Michael Ziser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107244474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This original and provocative study tells the story of American literary history from the perspective of its environmental context. Weaving together close readings of early American texts with ecological histories of tobacco, potatoes, apples and honey bees, Michael Ziser presents a method for literary criticism that explodes the conceptual distinction between the civilized and natural world. Beginning with the English exploration of Virginia in the sixteenth century, Ziser argues that the settlement of the 'New World' - and the cultivation and exploitation of its bounty - dramatically altered how writers used language to describe the phenomena they encountered on the frontier. Examining the work of Harriot, Grainger, Cooper, Thoreau and others, Ziser reveals how these authors, whether consciously or not, transcribed the vibrant ecology of North America, and the ways that the environment helped codify a uniquely American literary aesthetic of lasting importance.

Chronology of Americans and the Environment

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Chronology of Americans and the Environment offers students and general readers a comprehensive chronological overview of significant developments in American environmental history.


Author: Chris J. Magoc

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844115

Category: History

Page: 190

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Covering the 17th century to the contemporary era, this chronological overview of the role of the environment provides many insights into one of the most important aspects of American history. * Primary source accounts give a fascinating window into the ideas and experiences of those who have been instrumental in or witness to key events in U.S. environmental history * Provides a chronology of events, key figures, ideas, and political developments that define Americans' relationship with the environment * Includes various photographs and illustrations to accompany topics in the text * A bibliography containing general titles, monographs, and websites provides sources for further research