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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Within ten years , that number had grown to over 1,500 , and the Division of
Forestry became the U.S. Forest Service , created by Theodore Roosevelt in
1905. Pinchot conceived the Forest Service in order to improve the federal
Service , and the National Park Service . At times , the goals of these agencies
diverged dramatically and disagreements became significant both for science
and public policy . The Biological Survey and the Forest Service emerged out of ...
Experiments on the effectiveness of DDT caught the attention of a biologist in the
Fish and Wildlife Service. Her name, Rachel Carson, eventually became
synonymous with criticism of widespread use of DDT. In 1945, Carson proposed
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