The Resource American environmental history: : an introduction, Carolyn Merchant, (electronic resource)

American environmental history: : an introduction, Carolyn Merchant, (electronic resource)

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American environmental history: : an introduction
Title
American environmental history:
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Merchant
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Language
eng
Summary
By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis. Beginning with the precolonial land-use practice of Native Americans and concluding with our twenty-first century concerns over our global ecological crisis, American Environmental History addresses contentious issues such as the preservation of the wilderness, the expulsion of native peoples from national parks, and population growth, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and class. Entries address a range of topics, from the impact of rice cultivation, slavery, and the growth of the automobile suburb to the effects of the Russian sea otter trade, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice movement, and globalization. This illustrated reference is an essential companion for students interested in the ongoing transformation of the American landscape and the conflicts over its resources and conservation. It makes rich use of the tools and resources (climatic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians rely on to conduct their research. The volume also includes a compendium of significant people, concepts, events, agencies, and legislation, and an extensive bibliography of critical films, books, and Web sites
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Midwest
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Merchant, Carolyn
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333.720973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Landscape changes
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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American environmental history: : an introduction, Carolyn Merchant, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11862444
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multicolored
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MWT11862444
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11862444
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11862444
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
American environmental history: : an introduction, Carolyn Merchant, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11862444
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11862444
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11862444
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11862444
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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