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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Linnaeus's contribution took on enormous significance since new expeditions
embarked constantly in search of more ... of plant , animal , and mineral in God's
design , the director of the Royal Garden in Paris took an opposite approach .
When Pinchot took up his post in 1898 , he had 123 employees . Within ten years
, that number had grown to over 1,500 , and the Division of Forestry became the
U.S. Forest Service , created by Theodore Roosevelt in 1905. Pinchot conceived
In fact , because he took classes wherever he could , he did not officially
graduate until he enrolled at the high school in the nearby town of Waverly . He
was almost twenty - two years old when he finally got his diploma . In the summer
of 1903 ...
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