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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Plant ecology remained closely linked to botany and strengthened ties to forestry
, agriculture , and range management . Animal ecology kept close connections
with mammalogy while increasing its associations with predatory animal control .
The notion that species remained in balance , neither increasing nor decreasing ,
could not be supported , particularly when observing the many changes in
population taking place as a result of the activities of humans . Goldman
The long - term consequences of radiation remained a topic of speculation , but
the surveys conducted immediately after testing also showed the resilience of
organisms . Remarkably , Bikini Atoll appeared unchanged in its biological ...
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