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.
Resultados 1-3 de 56
Gesner believed that the work of ancient philosophers offered little guidance in
identifying the broad range of plants and animals he encountered on his travels
and in collections across Europe . Although he admired the ancient texts , he ...
The Dust Bowl and Sweeping Changes on the Great Plains Clements believed
his research would prove useful to farmers , but he and other ecologists could not
have suspected that their ideas would be used to explain natural disasters .
The lesson for a new generation of conservationists , Leopold believed , was that
people must learn to think like mountains , to take a longer view of the changes
wrought by human disturbance of ecosystems , even to welcome the actions of ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
From Natural History
Ecology and the Foundations of Environmental Science
Derechos de autor
Otras 12 secciones no mostradas