The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction
ABC-CLIO, 2005 - 299 páginas
The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction explores the history of how science investigates nature and how those studies both shape and are shaped by the social attitudes, philosophies, and politics of their times. It follows the changes in perceptions of the natural world and humankind's place in it from the European colonization of North America through the Industrial Revolution and westward expansion, to the rise of the consumer economy and the recent hardening of the ideological battle lines over environmental policy.
Coverage includes the emergence of ecology as a science and conservation as a movement, the long history of conflicts between business interests and environmentalists, and the role of scientific studies in debates over atomic and nuclear power, pesticides, toxic emissions, and other human-made sources of environmental degradation.
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He worked for the Biological Survey from 1887 ( when he was only twenty - three
years old ) until 1933. Typical of many naturalists of that era , Bailey never earned
an academic degree . In fact , he had little formal education beyond a log ...
He acknowledged the rapid growth of ecology across the biological sciences . He
anticipated that the new journal would never suffer from a lack of material to fill
the journal's pages , even if most of its articles dealt with plant ecology . In stating
The Biological Survey's systematic efforts to eliminate predatory species
prompted concerns about the growing need for ... The professional training of
Biological Survey employees became an important feature of the predatory
animal control ...
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