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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Most of these he shipped back to England throughout his voyage , and the
vastness of his collections became well known before he returned . His
notebooks included over 1,700 pages of descriptions , corresponding in great
detail to the ...
A few men — as a result of their profession in fields like law or medicine - found
the time to build collections as an avocation . Following the model of European
naturalists and philosophers , they organized a limited number of exclusive
Under Grinnell , the museum's primary mission included cataloging and
preserving specimens collected by Alexander and the museum's own staff , as
well as generously sharing its collections with researchers from other institutions .
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