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Endangered species : a documentary and reference guide

Author: Edward P Weber
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016] ©2016
Series: Documentary and reference guides.
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"This book uses primary documents as a lens through which to examine historical and present-day efforts to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world. Analyzes the connections between human behavior, industrialization, modernization, and public policy, and examines the impact of these factors on various species. Integrates a breadth of topics including economics, history, philosophy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Weber
ISBN: 9781440836565 1440836566
OCLC Number: 936429883
Description: xxxi, 370 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Wildlife extermination and conservation in a growing nation --
Section 1: Exploiting and "civilizing" wilderness --
"What utilitarianism is" --
John Locke and property rights --
Taming the American wilderness --
Democracy, nature, and prosperity --
The demise of bison and other species --
Making the desert bloom: dams, irrigation, and taming the American West --
Section 2: Changing values gather momentum --
Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature" --
Conserving nature: a challenge to the status quo --
John Muir and the quest to preserve nature --
Lacey Act of 1900 --
President T.R. Roosevelt and the conservation movement --
ch. 2. Species protection in the age of industrialization and suburbanization (1916-1970) --
George M. Wright and the national park idea --
The complexity of nature: Aldo Leopold and the land ethic --
The Duck Stamp Act of 1934 --
Urbanization and biodiversity --
Environmental advocates in action --
Rachel Carson and 'Silent Spring' --
The Wilderness Act of 1964 --
ch. 3. A turning point in the quest to protect endangered species (1970-1981) --
The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 --
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 --
The Clean Water Act, riparian zones, and wetlands --
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 --
'TVA v. Hill' (1978) and the God Squad --
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 --
Changing the rules to save salmon and steelhead --
"The Species Survival Plan Program" --
ch. 4. Flashpoints and milestones in species protection (1981-present) --
President Reagan, ESA reform, and HCPs --
Fighting for old growth forests and spotted owls --
Seeking more and better information: the National Biological Survey --
The ESA and the takings clause of the Constitution --
The Northwest Forest Plan of 1994 and the ongoing fight over Pacific Northwest forests --
Reintroducing gray wolves to the American West --
The classic debate: jobs versus the environment with ANWR --
Extending the definition of harm to include habitat: the case of 'Babbitt v. Sweet Home' --
Water resources, species, and Native Americans in the Klamath River Basin --
Cooperative conservation: a new tool for protecting and preserving species --
ch. 5. Species loss around the globe (1918-present) --
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) of 1918 --
Regulating international trade in endangered species --
Using the ESA to protect species in foreign countries --
Biodiversity: importance and status --
Biodiversity, medicine, and human health --
The threat and challenge of invasive species --
Global oceans and marine life --
ch. 6. Endangered species in the twenty-first century --
Bees in crisis? Threats to biodiversity and food security --
The 'SWANNC' and 'Rapanos' Supreme Court decisions --
A long ways from John Locke: U.S. property rights and nature --
The rights of nature --
The sage-grouse as the new spotted owl? --
"Payments for ecosystem services" --
A new challenge: the surge in outdoor recreation on public lands --
The new best use for Western U.S. landscapes: an amenity economy? --
Climate change and threats to species --
The implications of climate change for wilderness management --
The renewable energy public land rush --
Reforming the Endangered Species Act?
Series Title: Documentary and reference guides.
Responsibility: Edward P. Weber.

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"This book uses primary documents as a lens through which to examine historical and present-day efforts to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world. Analyzes the connections between human behavior, industrialization, modernization, and public policy, and examines the impact of these factors on various species. Integrates a breadth of topics including economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and politics and policymaking. Explores historic events and major points of contention in species protection efforts. Suggests possible policy approaches and reforms that can make existing policies more effective in tackling the challenges of stemming species decline.

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