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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His instructors included some of the finest classical scholars in the New World at
the time . Bartram spent four years there and went on to become a fulltime
naturalist after attempting careers as a merchant and as a farmer . He failed at
both of ...
The earliest included the Bulletin of the Illinois State Natural History Survey , in
which students and faculty from Chicago and the University of Illinois published
numerous articles . Other ecological work appeared in the Botanical Gazette , the
Elton considered ecology an extension of natural history , but his models for
natural interactions included more explicit economic terms . He believed
ecologists would have to abandon vague notions and develop firmer concepts .
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