Conservation and Environmentalism

Focusing on both problems and solutions, this authoritative reference work maintains a healthy balance between science and the social sciences in its coverage of all aspects of the environment.

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Author: Robert C. Paehlke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136640070

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 768

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Focusing on both problems and solutions, this authoritative reference work maintains a healthy balance between science and the social sciences in its coverage of all aspects of the environment. The book is arranged alphabetically and is divided into three major sections: Ecology, Pollution, and Sustainability. The list of 240 contributors reads like a who's who of the world's leading conservation and environmental professionals. Best Reference Source Outstanding Reference Source

Conservation and Environmentalism

This change is perhaps the best mea- Environmentalism is multifaceted and the sure of the achievement of environmentalists environmental movement seeks to protect beauty and the myriad of conservation and environ as well as wilderness ...

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Author: Robert Paehlke

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0824061012

Category: Nature

Page: 771

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"Focusing on problems and solutions, this authoritative reference work covers all aspects of the environment, from the Everglades to the Himalayas, from legislation in Australia to pollution problems in Eastern Europe, from tropical rain forests to the Porcupine Caribou herd of the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic." "Some of the best-known environmental professionals from 14 countries around the world have written original articles for this multidisciplinary Encyclopedia, including Norman Myers, Eugene C. Hargrove, Reed F. Noss, Max Oelschlaeger, J. Baird Callicott, George Sessions, M. S. Swaminathan, Gilbert F. White, Michael E. Kraft, Michael P. Cohen, Paul Ekins, and many others."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Conservation

This thought-provoking book looks at the way changing ideas about the environment and sustainability have affected our attitudes to conservation, and will do so in the future.

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Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406238648

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 64

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This thought-provoking series looks at the way changing ideas about the environment and sustainability have affected our landscape, conservation efforts, our transportation, food and farming, and our towns and cities.

Environmentalism

In this short guide, Peterson del Mar untangles this paradox by showing how prosperity is essential to environmentalism.

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Author: David Peterson Del Mar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317868217

Category: History

Page: 232

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Environmental movements have produced some impressive results, including cleaner air and the preservation of selected species and places. But movements that challenged western prosperity and comfort seldom made much progress, and many radical environmentalists have been unabashed utopianists. In this short guide, Peterson del Mar untangles this paradox by showing how prosperity is essential to environmentalism. Industrialisation made conservation sensible, but also drove people to look for meaning in nature even as they consumed its products more relentlessly. Hence Englandled the way in both manufacturing and preserving its countryside, and the United Statescreated a matchless set of national parks as it became the world's pre-eminent economic and military power. Environmentalismconsiders both the conservation and preservation movements and less organized forms of nature loving (from seaside vacations to ecotourism) to argue that these activities have commonly distracted us from the hard work of creating a sustainable and sensible relationship with the environment.

Ethnographies of Conservation

Through a series of ethnographic studies, this book argues that the real problem is not the disappearance of "pristine nature" or even the land-use practices of uneducated people.

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Author: David G. Anderson

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857456741

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Anthropologists know that conservation often disempowers already under-privileged groups, and that it also fails to protect environments. Through a series of ethnographic studies, this book argues that the real problem is not the disappearance of "pristine nature" or even the land-use practices of uneducated people. Rather, what we know about culturally determined patterns of consumption, production and unequal distribution, suggests that critical attention would be better turned on discourses of "primitiveness" and "pristine nature" so prevalent within conservation ideology, and on the historically formed power and exchange relationships that they help perpetuate.

American Environmentalism

This collection of readings contains comprehensive primary and secondary works in the field of conservation, emphasizes the history of ideas and attitudes about conservation, and gives a chronology of important conservation events in U.S. ...

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Author: Roderick F. Nash

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: UOM:39015019628257

Category: History

Page: 364

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This collection of readings contains comprehensive primary and secondary works in the field of conservation, emphasizes the history of ideas and attitudes about conservation, and gives a chronology of important conservation events in U.S. history from the beginning to the present. Edited by a national leader in the fields of conservation, environmental management, and education, this well-organized anthology is appropriate for courses dealing with American environmental studies and ecology.

Environmentalism at the Crossroads

Environmental movements: into the 21st century : grassroots radicals : deep ecology and radical preservationism : property rights activists and the wise-use movement : environmental justice movement : free market environmentalism : at the ...

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Author: Jonathan H. Adler

Publisher: Abs Consulting

ISBN: IND:30000064279593

Category: Science

Page: 299

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Preface by John Stossel. Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-274) and index. Preface -- Introduction : What price environmentalism? : media skepticism : environmental issues in the polling booth : the "unholy trinity" : environmental backlash and the 103rd Congress : increasing public dissatisfaction : outline -- chapter 1. From conservation to preservation : the environmental movement: moving beyond its roots : the wilderness idea : no more oil : saving endangered species -- chapter 2. Modern environmentalism : Earth Day 1970: from conservation to activism : the green war on waste : the campaign against chemicals : environmentalists go to court -- chapter 3. International environmentalism : sustainable development : the greening of trade : global warming: visions of apocalypse : population : wildlife conservation -- chapter 4. Making environmental policy : environmentalists and the Clinton Administration : building environmental coalitions : politicizing science : green classrooms -- chapter 5. Following the money : new revenue streams : foundation funding : corporate funding : government tax funding : guidelines for environmental giving -- chapter 6. Environmental movements: into the 21st century : grassroots radicals : deep ecology and radical preservationism : property rights activists and the wise-use movement : environmental justice movement : free market environmentalism : at the crossroads -- Appendices : Conservation International Foundation : Defenders of Wildlife : Environmental Action Foundation : Environmental Defense Fund : Environmental Law Institute : Friends of the Earth : Greenpeace, Inc. : Izaak Walton League of America : League of Conservation Voters : National Audubon Society : National Wildlife Federation : Natural Resources Defense Council : Nature Conservancy : Resources for the Future : Sierra Club : Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund : Wilderness Society : World Resources Institute : World Wildlife Fund/Conservation Foundation : Worldwatch Institute : Zero Population Growth : Environmental Grantmakers Association.

The Truth about Nature

"This book is a hearteningly usable portrait of how the nature of mediation, in our digital times, can be used to illuminate the mediation of nature, especially in regard to conservation politics in Africa and beyond.

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Author: Bram Büscher

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520371453

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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How should we share the truth about the environmental crisis? At a moment when even the most basic facts about ecology and the climate face contestation and contempt, environmental advocates are at an impasse. Many have turned to social media and digital technologies to shift the tide. But what if their strategy is not only flawed, but dangerous? The Truth about Nature follows environmental actors as they turn to the internet to save nature. It documents how conservation efforts are transformed through the political economy of platforms and the algorithmic feeds that have been instrumental to the rise of post-truth politics. Developing a novel account of post-truth as an expression of power under platform capitalism, Bram Büscher shows how environmental actors attempt to mediate between structural forms of platform power and the contingent histories and contexts of particular environmental issues. Bringing efforts at wildlife protection in Southern Africa into dialogue with a sweeping analysis of truth and power in the twenty-first century, Büscher makes the case for a new environmental politics that radically reignites the art of speaking truth to power.

Varieties of Environmentalism

Using a combination of archival and field data,. The book presents analyses of environmental conflicts and ideologies in four continents: North and South America, Asia and Europe.

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Author: Ramachandra Guha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134173341

Category: Nature

Page: 247

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Until very recently, studies of the environmental movement have been heavily biased towards the North Atlantic worlds. There was a common assumption amongst historians and sociologists that concerns over such issues as conservation or biodiversity were the exclusive preserve of the affluent westerner: the ultimate luxury of the consumer society. Citizens of the world's poorest countries, ran the conventional wisdom, had nothing to gain from environmental concerns; they were 'too poor to be green', and were attending to the more urgent business of survival. Yet strong environmental movements have sprung up over recent decades in some of the poorest countries in Asia and Latin America, albeit with origins and forms of expression quite distinct from their western counterparts. In Varieties of Environmentalism, Guha and Matinez-Alier seek to articulate the values and orientation of the environmentalism of the poor, and to explore the conflicting priorities of South and North that were so dramatically highlighted at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Essays on the 'ecology of affluence' are also included, placing ion context such uniquely western phenomena as the 'cult of wilderness' and the environmental justice movement. Using a combination of archival and field data,. The book presents analyses of environmental conflicts and ideologies in four continents: North and South America, Asia and Europe. The authors present the nature and history of environmental movements in quite a new light, one which clarifies the issues and the processes behind them. They also provide reappraisals for three seminal figures, Gandhi, Georgescu-Roegen and Mumford, whose legacy may yet contribute to a greater cross-cultural understanding within the environmental movements.

Enclosing the Environment

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Author: Channing Kury

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012652361

Category: Environmental engineering

Page: 180

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