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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Neither the logic he employed nor his belief that he might ultimately uncover the
creator's plan could overcome the complexities of mineral types and forms .
Particularly perplexing were those “ species ” that resembled so closely the forms
Living plants and animals possessed similarities to forms found preserved in
layers of rock that had been laid down in ages past . These similarities were
familiar to Linnaeus as well , although he had difficulty accounting for them .
Although dissolved nutrients in the lake water and in the ooze correspond directly
with those in the soil , the autotrophic producers differ considerably in form .
Lacustrine producers include macrophytic pondweeds , in which massive ...
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