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US environmental history : inviting doomsday

Verfasser/in: John Wills
Verlag: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2013.
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Environmental issues in the USA are more important now than ever before. The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Katrina and Deepwater Horizon, growing evidence of global warming, & a struggling national energy supply highlight the unfolding crisis. Fears gravitate around a fast-approaching doomsday scenario unless something is done. Yet fears of doomsday are nothing new. John Wills shows how the current crisis is  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: John Wills
ISBN: 9780748622634 0748622632 9780748622641 0748622640
OCLC-Nummer: 820782526
Beschreibung: 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: Introduction --
Prologue : the invitation --
Killing in the wilderness --
The end of the (old) world --
The Armageddon experiment : Doom Town USA --
Chemical dystopia and Silent spring --
Black days : the Santa Barbara oil spill and Deepwater horizon --
The disaster city and Hurricane Katrina --
Disney/disnature and the end of the organic --
Conclusion : the doomsday machine --
Epilogue : the doomsday seed.
Andere Titel United States environmental history
Verfasserangabe: John Wills.

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Environmental issues in the USA are more important now than ever before. The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Katrina and Deepwater Horizon, as well as growing evidence of global warming, highlight  Weiterlesen…

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