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  1. The Environment in American History

    Nature and the Formation of the United States

    By Jeff Crane

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources – animals, plants, minerals, water, and land – has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Forging Environmentalism: Justice, Livelihood, and Contested Environments

    Justice, Livelihood, and Contested Environments

    By Joanne R Bauer

    Drawing on an unusually rich empirical base, this timely and compelling book examines how environmental values are constructed and legitimized within the policy process. It trains the spotlight on four environmentally significant countries - China, Japan, India, and the United States - representing...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Communicating Environmental Patriotism

    A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement

    By Anne Marie Todd

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Environmental patriotism, the belief that the national environment defines a country’s greatness, is a significant strand in twentieth century American environmentalism. This book is the first to explore the history of environmental patriotism in America through the intriguing stories of...

    Published June 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Environmentalism

    2nd Edition

    By David Peterson Del Mar

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Why are our environmental problems still growing despite a huge increase in global conservation efforts? Peterson del Mar untangles this paradox by showing how prosperity is essential to environmentalism. Industrialization drove people to look for meaning in nature even as they consumed...

    Published July 27th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Environmental Issues

    This practical work demonstrates that controlling urban growth and reviving central city economies are not mutually exclusive endeavors. Rather than re-hash theories of urban development, the contributors describe and evaluate successful community-tested approaches to sustaining cities....

    Published May 12th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Environmentalism

    By David Peterson Del Mar

    Series: Short Histories of Big Ideas

    Environmental movements have produced some impressive results, including cleaner air and the preservation of selected species and places. But movements that challenged western prosperity and comfort seldom made much progress, and many radical environmentalists&...

    Published September 20th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Protection at the State Level: Politics and Progress in Controlling Pollution

    Politics and Progress in Controlling Pollution

    By Evan J. Ringquist

    Why do some states enact stronger pollution control progammes than others? And, do stronger controls have identifiable impacts on environmental quality in these states? This work seeks to answer these question by means of combining data, methods and theory from the natural and social sciences....

    Published August 30th 1993 by Routledge

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