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US environmental history : inviting doomsday

Autore: John Wills
Editore: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John Wills
ISBN: 9780748622634 0748622632 9780748622641 0748622640
Numero OCLC: 820782526
Descrizione: 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Altri titoli: United States environmental history
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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