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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In the late 1920s , Aldo Leopold abandoned a career in forestry to begin studying
wildlife populations in order to attempt to manage them more like forests . Trained
at Yale in the modern methods of forest management , Leopold realized that ...
The fact that Leopold died in 1948 fighting a grass fire at the Shack made him a
martyr to his quest . Among the essays Leopold wrote in the 1940s were a series
examining the changing of the seasons at the Shack . He began to refer to those
Placed just before “ The Land Ethic ” in A Sand County Almanac was an essay on
wilderness , with which Leopold arguably intended to conclude the book . In that
essay , he reflected on the uses of wilderness for recreation , for wildlife , and ...
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