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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Instead , it suggested to Buffon that the order of nature defied simple
explanations . He was thus motivated ... This explanation helped to account for
the forms of plants and animals found by explorers that had no living counterparts
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Until that time , most naturalists recognized the creation account provided in the
Bible as a sufficient explanation for the origin and placement of the oceans and
solid ground . They called this explanation “ Bible Geology . " Genesis contained
Charles Darwin was among the earliest to embrace ice ages as an explanation
for change in the natural world , even while Lyell continued to reject them .
Darwin's Search for Explanations Perhaps Lyell's greatest contribution was his
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