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Historical dictionary of the green movement
Papadakis, Elim.
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xx, 223 pages ; 22 cm.
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GE195 .P36 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This book focuses on the history and present status of the wide-range of issues and organizations that have been subsumed under the heading of green or environmental activists.

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Booklist Review

Many definitions of "green" within green movements are introduced in the 31-page essay setting the scene for an extensive, useful, and very interesting, though not exhaustive, set of entries. The essay and entries describe many types of green movements, their complex relationships, contributing events, and influential persons. Examples of the alphabetically arranged entries include animal rights; Chernobyl; Earth First!; Muir, John; Nature Conservancy; and think gobally, act locally. Some of the longest entries (three to four pages) are devoted to specific countries (green parties, Austria; United Kingdom). The international scope means that some local or regional concepts and activities, though relevant, are missing or appear tangentially. The 200-year chronology section illustrates the steady march of significant "green" events that have occurred. The author's careful scholarship is demonstrated in the 40-page bibliography, which is arranged by topic and augmented by its own table of contents. The entries are densely packed with information and have appropriate see also links throughout. While individual readers may take exception to the impact and interpretation of some events, the collection of so many names, ideas, concepts, and keywords in one volume offers a useful stepping stone to broadening and sharpening understanding of this extremely important movement. Recommended for large public and academic libraries, especially those needing an international perspective. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)