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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After receiving his Ph.D. in 1907 , Shelford was hired by the university to teach
field zoology and develop a natural history curriculum . During the summer of
1914 , while he was doing research at the marine laboratory in Friday Harbor ...
He embarked on an unprecedented game survey of the Midwestern states , a
project that expanded into a new field of game management . A lifelong hunter ,
raised on the banks of the Mississippi River in the late nineteenth century ,
... research suggested beneficial outcomes , failed to acknowledge the much
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