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Crisis of the wasteful nation : empire and conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Author: Ian R Tyrrell
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers us a cohesive picture of Roosevelt's engagement with the natural world along with a compelling portrait of how Americans used, wasted, and worried about natural resources in a time of  Read more...

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Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian R Tyrrell
ISBN: 9780226197760 022619776X
OCLC Number: 928987976
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: xii, 351 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of alarm. Alarmism and the wasteful nation ; American conservation and the "world movement": networks, personnel, and the international context --
The new empire and the rise of conservation. Colonies, natural resources, and geopolitical thought in the new empire ; Encountering the tropical world: the impact of empire ; Energy and empire: shadows of the fossil fuel revolution ; Dynamic geography: irrigation, waterways, and the inland empire ; The problem of the soils and the problem of the toilers ; Conservation, scenery, and the sustainability of nature ; Lessons for living: Irving Fisher, national vitality, and human conservation --
The global vision of Theodore Roosevelt and its fate. To the halls of Europe: the African safari and Roosevelt's campaign to conserve nature (while killing it) ; Something big: Theodore Roosevelt and global conservation ; "A senseless and mischievous fad?": from alarm to sobriety as a nation takes stock --
Epilogue. The present, the future, and the power of contingency in human life.
Responsibility: Ian Tyrrell.

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