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Encyclopedia of American environmental history

Author: Kathleen A Brosnan
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2011.
Series: Facts on File library of American history.
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Begins with eight broad thematic essays, which highlight the major issues and topics in environmental history and serve as an entryway to other, more specific articles throughout the reference. Arranged alphabetically, more than 750 articles cover every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Brosnan
ISBN: 9780816067930 0816067937
OCLC Number: 166382567
Description: 4 v. (xxxvii, 1460, 56 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: v.1. A-C --
v.2. D-H --
v.3. I-P --
v.4. R-Z. List of overview essays. What is environmental history? / Edmund Russell --
Ideas of nature in American history / Finis Dunaway --
Slavery and the environment / Robert Thompson --
Industrialization and the environment / Kathleen A. Brosnan --
Urban ecology / Martin V. Melosi --
Toward a gendered environmental history / Marsha Weisiger --
Energy and the environment / Joseph A. Pratt --
Nature and the state / Kathleen A. Brosnan --
V.1. The Monkey Wrench Gang / Edward Abbey --
The Value of Agricultural Technology / J.P. Benjamin --
Air Conditioning, New York Times --
Antiquities Act of 1906 --
The Appalachian Trail / Benton MacKaye --
Atlanta Compromise / Booker T. Washington --
Critique of Agribusiness / Wendell Berry --
The Apaches and the Bison / Alonso de Benavides --
The Power of the Bison, Black Elk --
Thomas Jefferson Responds to Comte de Buffon --
Merriam Report --
Nature and Animal Life / John Burroughs --
Cabeza de Vaca's Journey --
Silent Spring / Rachel Carson --
The energy crisis / Jimmy Carter --
The Pit, Frank Norris --
The Value of City Parks / Frederick Law Olmsted --
Clean Air Act --
Cuyahoga River Improvements --
Four Laws of Ecology / James Fenimore Cooper --
King Cotton / James Henry Hammond --
V. 2. The South's Stagnant Economy / J.D.B.DeBow --
The Declaration of Independence --
Dissent in Sierra Club v. Morton / William O. Douglas --
Learning from the Indians in New Netherland / Adriaen von der Donck --
"Nature" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill --
Religion and Land Rights / John Cotton --
English Agriculture in Early America / Thomas Hariot --
How to Make Home and City Beautiful / H.D. Hemingway --
The Passenger Pigeon / John James Audubon --
The Land Ordinance of 1785 --
"Mending Wall" / Robert Frost --
Forestry, Gifford Pinchot --
Special Field Orders, No. 15 / William T. Sherman --
A French Settler Discusses North American Abundance / Nicolas Denys --
Lois Gibbs Testifies before Congress on Love Canal --
"Conservation of Our Natural Resources" / Samuel Gompers --
"The Slave in the Dismal Swamp" / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The Obligations of the Industrial Physician / Alice Hamilton --
The Case for Boulder Dam / Edgar Lloyd Hampton --
Letter from Mary Phelps Holley --
The Lacey Act --
V. 3. The Long Houses of the Iroquois --
Black Elk Describes the Bison Hunt / John Neihardt --
"Anasazi" / Gary Snyder --
"The Miracle of Irrigation" / William E. Smythe --
Notes on the State of Virginia / Thomas Jefferson --
Natural Beauty / Lyndon Johnson --
Pesticides / César Chávez --
The Hatch Act --
"Land Ethic" / Aldo Leopold --
Meriwether Lewis's Diary / Thoughts on Expansion / William Gilpin --
Man and Nature / George Perkins Marsh --
Factories in the Field / Carey McWilliams --
Migratory Bird Treaty Act --
Saint Anthony Falls / George Catlin --
National Environmental Policy Act --
Frontier Thesis / Frederick Jackson Turner --
Journey across the Rockies / John Kirk Townsend --
Second Fireside Chat / Franklin D. Roosevelt --
The Reclamation Act (Newlands Act) of 1902 --
Fundamentals of Ecology / Eugene P. Odum --
"Public Open Spaces" / Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. --
The SInging WIlderness / Sigurd Olson --
"Pest Control in Agriculture / George C. Decker --
"Principles of Conservation / Gifford Pinchot --
V. 4. The Octopus / Frank Norris --
The End of Reconstruction and the Beginning of the New South / Henry Grady --
Loss of the Redwoods / John Muir --
Human Ecology / Ellen Swallow Richards --
Conservation / Theodore Roosevelt --
An Essay on Calcareous Manures / Edmund Ruffin --
Safe Drinking Water Amendment --
Conservation of American Forests / Carl Shurz --
A Sharecropper's Story / George Tanner --
Smallpox and the Destruction of the Mandans --
"That Poverty Is the Best Policy" / William Graham Sumner --
"The Red Ant versus the Boll Weevil" --
"Wilderness Letter" / Wallace Stegner --
The Jungle / Upton Sinclair --
How the Other Half Lives / Jacob Riis --
Sojourn at Walden / Henry David Thoreau --
Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville --
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) --
Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain --
United Nations Earth Summit --
California's Wonders / John Muir --
"Prairie" / Carl Sandburg --
Road to Survival / William Vogt --
Stripping a Whale / Herman Melville --
Specimen Days in America / Walt Whitman --
Wilderness Act --
The Yellowstone Park Act --
"The Treasures of Yosemite" / John Muir.
Series Title: Facts on File library of American history.
Responsibility: edited by Kathleen A. Brosnan.

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Begins with eight broad thematic essays, which highlight the major issues and topics in environmental history and serve as an entryway to other, more specific articles throughout the reference. Arranged alphabetically, more than 750 articles cover every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.

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