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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Nuclear weapons , once deployed , raised concerns about the effects of radiation
on humans and the environment . Like previous bombs , atomic weapons
obliterated buildings , destroying property and killing civilians , but they also
From Silent Spring to global warming , society has felt the effects of unfulfilled
promises and the uncertainty of longterm predictions . Scientists , meanwhile ,
have focused on more specialized subfields and , as a result , have developed
See DDT Dieldrin , 144 Division of Forestry , 64 , 65 See also U.S. Forest Service
Dixon , Joseph , 86 , 103 Dodo , 172 Donaldson , Lauren Fern Lake studies , 137
–138 radiation effects / Hanford , 119 , 122 radiation effects / the Pacific , 124 ...
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