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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... ( New York : Cambridge University , 1985 ) . Histories of the Forest Service and
National Park Service abound , but some of the best and most readable sources
include Alfred Runte's National Parks : The American Experience , 2nd ed .
With more training and experience as a field ecologist than his brother , Eugene
brought the perspective of a naturalist to Eniwetok . Together , they had already
authored the first important textbook of ecology . Having almost no experience ...
... and if we would enlarge our experience of the present economy of nature , we
must investigate the effects of her operations in former epochs . We often
discover with surprise , on looking back into the chronicles of nations , how the
fortune of ...
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