Opinions Throughout History: The Environment

Editor/Author Issitt, Micah L.
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-68217-953-6
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 112
Book Status: Available
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Opinions Throughout History: The Environment offers readers mixed sources of information woven together to highlight the overall momentum of developing public opinion around "green" thinking and environmental policy.

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Table of Contents

  • Publisher's Note
  • Introduction
  • Historical Timeline
  • 1. Pre-American Ecology: Environmental Alteration is Addressed (1100-1854)
  • 2. Colonial Environmentalism: The First Land Use & Timber Regulations (1681)
  • 3. Transcending Society: The Sacrament of Wilderness (1862)
  • 4. The National Park System: Preserving Wilderness for Public Use (1865)
  • 5. Animals and the Environment: Creation of the ASPCA (1866)
  • 6. The Timber Barons: Profit vs. Sustainability (1889)
  • 7. The Conservationists: Save What is Left of the Forests (1901)
  • 8. Naturalist in the Capital: Theodore Roosevelt: American Wilderness as America's Cultural Heritage (1908)
  • 9. The Park Service: Reforming the Federal Park Management System (1908)
  • 10. Lobbyists for Life: Devastating Effects Form Unlikely Alliance (1936)
  • 11. The Whole of the Wild: Interconnectiveness of Nature (1944)
  • 12. Change Is In the Air: The First Air Pollution Control Act (1955)
  • 13. Environmental Progress: Synthetic Pesticides and Corporate Accountability (1962)
  • 14. The New Danger: The Protection of Endangered Species (1966)
  • 15. Smoke on the Water: The Environmental Protection Agency (1970)
  • 16. The Environmental Days: The First Earth Day (1970)
  • 17. Beyond the Government: Greenpeace Makes International Headlines (1975)
  • 18. Pollution Solutions: Changes in the Automobile Industry (1970)
  • 19. Ozone Depletion: Success of the Montreal Protocol (1987)
  • 20. Climate Chaos Part I: The First Warning Is Sounded (1847)
  • 21. Climate Chaos Part II: Climate-Change Denial (1980s-2000s)
  • 22. Globalizing Environmentalism: International Conferences (1972-2017)
  • 23. Oceans in the Balance: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (1997)
  • 24. Urbane Ecology: Development of Green Cities (1800s-present)
  • 25. Renewing Perspectives: Harnessing Wind, Water, and Sun (1960s-present)
  • 26. Cyclic Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (1970s-present)
  • 27. America's Black Heart: The Debate over Coal (2017)
  • 28. Leaving the Environment Behind: Environmental Policies Rolled Back (2017)
  • General Conclusion
  • Constructing the Future
  • Primary & Secondary Sources
  • Glossary
  • Historical Snapshots
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author