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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Lindeman believed the environment was the product of all these factors
constantly interacting to move nutrients and energy through the system .
Lindeman explicitly included bacterial decomposers as the nutrientmoving part of
the system that ...
When the Atomic Energy Commission took control of the nuclear program after
the war , the shift from development to testing was on . The Manhattan Project
gave way to testing new and more powerful bombs , searching for better ways of
At the same time , he faced tremendous pressure to find solutions to the
perceived energy crisis , a subject that had plagued his administration . He was
unable to reach a compromise solution , and the environment took a lower
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