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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The boy began sketching species , and other naturalists quickly recognized his
artistic talent . His sketches , through John Bartram's connections , made their
way to Europe . Linnaeus even based some of his descriptions of American bird ...
He educated himself by this reading but also recognized the challenges to
understanding the world around him through the eyes of men who lived a century
or more before him on another continent . As a consequence , Thoreau set out to
During the 1880s , organizations of zoologists recognized that the status of their
science required modernization . Descriptions of species , even new species ,
carried none of the excitement of laboratory work , especially when compared
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