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Conservation And The Gospel Of Efficiency

Autor: Samuel P. Hays
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822972034
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The relevance and importance of Samuel P. Hay's book, Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency, has only increased over time. Written almost half a century ago, it offers an invaluable history of the conservation movement's origins, and provides an excellent context for understanding contemporary enviromental problems and possible solutions. Against a background of rivers, forests, ranges, and public lands, this book defines two conflicting political processes: the demand for an integrated, controlled development guided by an elite group of scientists and technicians and the demand for a looser system allowing grassroots impulses to have a voice through elected government representatives.

The History Of Large Federal Dams

Autor: David P. Billington
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160728235
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Explores the story of Federal contributions to dam planning, design, and construction.

Who Controls Public Lands

Autor: Christopher McGrory Klyza
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807862533
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In this historical and comparative study, Christopher McGrory Klyza explores why land-management policies in mining, forestry, and grazing have followed different paths and explains why public-lands policy in general has remained virtually static over time. According to Klyza, understanding the different philosophies that gave rise to each policy regime is crucial to reforming public-lands policy in the future. Klyza begins by delineating how prevailing policy philosophies over the course of the last century have shaped each of the three land-use patterns he discusses. In mining, the model was economic liberalism, which mandated privatization of public lands; in forestry, it was technocratic utilitarianism, which called for government ownership and management of land; and in grazing, it was interest-group liberalism, in which private interests determined government policy. Each of these philosophies held sway in the years during which policy for that particular resource was formed, says Klyza, and continues to animate it even today.

First Along The River

Autor: Benjamin Kline
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780965502955
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First Along the River is the first concise, accessible, and informative introduction to the U.S. environmental movement that covers the colonial period through 1999. It provides students with a balanced, historical perspective on the history of the environmental movement in relation to major social and political events in U.S. history. The book highlights important people and events, places critical concepts in context, and shows the impact of government, industry, and population on the American landscape. Comprehensive yet brief, First Along the River discusses the religious and philosophical beliefs that shaped Americans' relationship to the environment, traces the origins and development of government regulations that impact Americans' use of natural resources, and shows why popular environmental groups were founded and how they changed over time.

Conservation Reconsidered

Autor: Charles T. Rubin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847697175
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It all started out a challenge. RG Atheist, Agnostic he couldn't decide, but he knew all that "God" stuff was clearly wrong. He was angry that all those books about it were believed so easily, and all were so misleading. So the challenge was on - write his own, show that simple proof that it was all fake.But something happened. That year of research that so clearly supported his thought wasn't coming out right in words. That proof had somehow turned into a story. That story was unfolding exactly opposite of what he planned.Now he couldn't explain where the words came from. He thought them, he typed them but they weren't his words. A dream from 30 years before to create a machine to travel back 2000 years to Jerusalem to prove who or what that ancient character really was, became his story.That is the experience of creating this work. Imagine that modern scientist's story to travel to a clear event in history that could prove everything. Situation by situation, at each step, he is led to something he could never have thought possible. And now, everything is changed.

Conservation In The Progressive Era

Autor: David Stradling
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295983752
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n the Progressive Era (1890–1910), conservation became the first nationwide political movement in American history to grapple with environmental dilemmas like waste, pollution, resource exhaustion, and sustainability. This collection includes classic texts from such well-known figures as Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and John Muir, as well as texts from lesser-known but equally important voices that are often overlooked in environmental studies: those of rural communities, women, and the working class.

Explorations In Environmental History

Autor: Samuel P. Hays
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 9780822971849
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Samuel P. Hays is one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of environmental history and the leading thinker of its first generation. The range and quality of the scholarship collected here reflect his work as a teacher, scholar, and activist writing in environmental history and provide a powerful exclamation point to a long and distinguished career. The depth of Hays’s research is evident on every page of this collection. He was not one who published just to publish; he wrote what was important and spoke to the heart of continuing debates about the environment from 1959, with the publication of Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency to the present day. As well as representing his best work from the past four decades, this collection includes four pieces published here for the first time. One of these, the opening essay, is Hay’s autobiographical account of his encounters with many participants in environmental studies and those vigorously involved in contemporary environmental politics. Amid the entire series of environmental dramas that have engaged his attention, he has sought “to establish the case that a perspective of change and evolution over time, the focus of the historian, can be of immense value in informing the ongoing debates over environmental affairs.” This argument runs through this work.

Why Conservation Is Failing And How It Can Regain Ground

Autor: Eric T. Freyfogle
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133295
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Critics of environmental laws complain that such rules often burden people unequally, restrict individual liberty, and undercut private property rights. In formulating responses to these criticisms, the conservation effort has stumbled badly, says Eric T. Freyfogle in this thought-provoking book. Conservationists and environmentalists haven’t done their intellectual homework, he contends, and they have failed to offer an understandable, compelling vision of healthy lands and healthy human communities. Freyfogle explores why the conservation movement has responded ineffectually to the many cultural and economic criticisms leveled against it. He addresses the meaning of good land use, describes the many shortcomings of “sustainability,” and outlines six key tasks that the cause must address. Among these is the crafting of an overall goal and a vision of responsible private ownership. The book concludes with a stirring message that situates conservation within America’s story of itself and with an extensive annotated bibliography of conservation’s most valuable voices and texts—important information for readers prepared to take conservation more seriously.

A History Of Environmental Politics Since 1945

Autor: Samuel P. Hays
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822972242
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An overview of contemporary environmental affairs, from 1940s to the present—with an emphasis on nature in an urbanized society, land developments, environmental technology, the structure of environmental politics, environmental opposition, and the results of environmental policy.

A History Of Environmentalism

Autor: Marco Armiero
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441170510
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'Think globally, act locally' has become a call to environmentalist mobilization, proposing a closer connection between global concerns, local issues and individual responsibility. A History of Environmentalism explores this dialectic relationship, with ten contributors from a range of disciplines providing a history of environmentalism which frames global themes and narrates local stories. Each of the chapters in this volume addresses specific struggles in the history of environmental movements, for example over national parks, species protection, forests, waste, contamination, nuclear energy and expropriation. A diverse range of environments and environmental actors are covered, including the communities in the Amazonian Forest, the antelope in Tibet, atomic power plants in Europe and oil and politics in the Niger Delta. The chapters demonstrate how these conflicts make visible the intricate connections between local and global, the body and the environment, and power and nature. A History of Environmentalism tells us much about transformations of cultural perceptions and ways of production and consuming, as well as ecological and social changes. More than offering an exhaustive picture of the entire environmentalist movement, A History of Environmentalism highlights the importance of the experience of environmentalism within local communities. It offers a worldwide and polyphonic perspective, making it key reading for students and scholars of global and environmental history and political ecology.