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Title:
The environment : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Dudley, William.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Is there an environmental crisis? -- How can pollution best be prevented? -- Is the American lifestyle bad for the environment? -- What principles and values should guide American environmental policy?
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ISBN:
9780737706543

9780737706536
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Book

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Summary

This anthology traces the modern history of environmentalist thought in the United States and the rest of the world, from the 19th-century conservationist movement pioneers such as George Perkins Marsh and John Muir to present-day debates about biodiversity and other environmental issues.


Summary

This anthology traces the modern history of environmentalist thought in the United States and the rest of the world, from the 19th-century conservationist movement pioneers such as George Perkins Marsh and John Muir to present-day debates about biodiversity and other environmental issues.


Table of Contents

Peter WildHenry David ThoreauGeorge Perkins MarshTheodore RooseveltGeorge L. KnappBenjamin KlineJohn MuirGifford PinchotWilliam T. HornadayAldo LeopoldCaula A. BeylNation's BusinessRichard NixonEdmund S. MuskieBill Devall and George SessionsDave ForemanWilliam TuckerStephen BudianskyRobert D. BullardJonathan H. AdlerRoger L. DiSilvestroDixy Lee Ray and Lou GuzzoBill McKibbenDuncan Maxwell AndersonPeter WildHenry David ThoreauGeorge Perkins MarshTheodore RooseveltGeorge L. KnappBenjamin KlineJohn MuirGifford PinchotWilliam T. HornadayAldo LeopoldCaula A. BeylNation's BusinessRichard NixonEdmund S. MuskieBill Devall and George SessionsDave ForemanWilliam TuckerStephen BudianskyRobert D. BullardJonathan H. AdlerRoger L. DiSilvestroDixy Lee Ray and Lou GuzzoBill McKibbenDuncan Maxwell Anderson
Forewordp. 8
Introductionp. 11
Chapter 1 The Early Conservation Movement
Chapter Prefacep. 18
1 Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Environmentalismp. 20
2 Americans Must Value Nature and the Wildp. 31
3 An Early Call for Resource Conservationp. 37
4 The United States Must Take Steps to Conserve Its Natural Resourcesp. 42
5 America's Natural Resources Are Not Being Squanderedp. 51
6 Preservationists and Conservationists Clash over America's Natural Resourcesp. 56
7 Hetch Hetchy Valley Must Be Preservedp. 69
8 Hetch Hetchy Valley Should Be Dammedp. 76
9 America's Vanishing Wildlife Must Be Preservedp. 79
Chapter 2 Debates of the Mid-Twentieth Century
Chapter Prefacep. 83
1 A New Environmental Ethic Is Neededp. 85
2 Rachel Carson's Fight Against Pesticidesp. 94
3 The Dangers of Pollution Are Exaggeratedp. 104
4 The Federal Government Must Act to Reduce Pollutionp. 107
5 Americans Must Undertake an Environmental Revolutionp. 110
Chapter 3 Diverging Strategies After Earth Day 1970
Chapter Prefacep. 115
1 Environmentalists Need to Embrace a Spiritual Approach to Naturep. 118
2 Radical Environmental Activism Is Necessary to Protect the Wildernessp. 126
3 Wilderness Should Not Be Valued More than Peoplep. 131
4 Radical Environmentalists Encourage Violencep. 139
5 The Environmental Movement Must Confront Racismp. 144
6 The Environmental Movement Needs to Adopt Free Market Solutionsp. 155
Chapter 4 Global Environmental Issues
Chapter Prefacep. 161
1 Global Environmental Problems Require Global Solutionsp. 164
2 International Treaties Will Not Solve Today's Environmental Problemsp. 174
3 Global Warming Is a Great Moral Crisisp. 187
4 Global Warming Is a Trumped-Up Controversyp. 192
Chronologyp. 203
Organizations to Contactp. 209
Forewordp. 8
Introductionp. 11
Chapter 1 The Early Conservation Movement
Chapter Prefacep. 18
1 Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Environmentalismp. 20
2 Americans Must Value Nature and the Wildp. 31
3 An Early Call for Resource Conservationp. 37
4 The United States Must Take Steps to Conserve Its Natural Resourcesp. 42
5 America's Natural Resources Are Not Being Squanderedp. 51
6 Preservationists and Conservationists Clash over America's Natural Resourcesp. 56
7 Hetch Hetchy Valley Must Be Preservedp. 69
8 Hetch Hetchy Valley Should Be Dammedp. 76
9 America's Vanishing Wildlife Must Be Preservedp. 79
Chapter 2 Debates of the Mid-Twentieth Century
Chapter Prefacep. 83
1 A New Environmental Ethic Is Neededp. 85
2 Rachel Carson's Fight Against Pesticidesp. 94
3 The Dangers of Pollution Are Exaggeratedp. 104
4 The Federal Government Must Act to Reduce Pollutionp. 107
5 Americans Must Undertake an Environmental Revolutionp. 110
Chapter 3 Diverging Strategies After Earth Day 1970
Chapter Prefacep. 115
1 Environmentalists Need to Embrace a Spiritual Approach to Naturep. 118
2 Radical Environmental Activism Is Necessary to Protect the Wildernessp. 126
3 Wilderness Should Not Be Valued More than Peoplep. 131
4 Radical Environmentalists Encourage Violencep. 139
5 The Environmental Movement Must Confront Racismp. 144
6 The Environmental Movement Needs to Adopt Free Market Solutionsp. 155
Chapter 4 Global Environmental Issues
Chapter Prefacep. 161
1 Global Environmental Problems Require Global Solutionsp. 164
2 International Treaties Will Not Solve Today's Environmental Problemsp. 174
3 Global Warming Is a Great Moral Crisisp. 187
4 Global Warming Is a Trumped-Up Controversyp. 192
Chronologyp. 203
Organizations to Contactp. 209

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