History Philosophy On Science Nature

New PDF release: American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia

By Carolyn Merchant

ISBN-10: 0231140347

ISBN-13: 9780231140348

ISBN-10: 0231140355

ISBN-13: 9780231140355

By learning the various methods varied peoples have replaced, formed, and conserved the flora and fauna through the years, environmental historians offer perception into humanity's distinct courting with nature and, extra importantly, are higher in a position to comprehend the origins of our present environmental situation. starting with the precolonial land-use perform of local americans and concluding with our twenty-first century matters over our international ecological challenge, American Environmental History addresses contentious matters corresponding to the upkeep of the desert, the expulsion of local peoples from nationwide parks, and inhabitants development, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and sophistication. Entries tackle a variety of themes, from the influence of rice cultivation, slavery, and the expansion of the auto suburb to the consequences of the Russian sea otter exchange, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice move, and globalization. This illustrated reference is an important significant other for college kids drawn to the continuing transformation of the yank panorama and the conflicts over its assets and conservation. It makes wealthy use of the instruments and assets (climatic and geological facts, courtroom documents, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians depend upon to behavior their examine. the quantity additionally encompasses a compendium of vital humans, techniques, occasions, organizations, and laws, and an intensive bibliography of serious movies, books, and net sites.

Show description

Read or Download American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures) PDF

Similar history & philosophy on science & nature books

New PDF release: Greek and Roman Calendars (Classical World)

The sleek functioning of an ordered society will depend on the ownership of a method of regularising its actions through the years. that implies is a calendar, and its regularity is a functionality of ways good it versions the roughly typical events of the celestial our bodies - of the moon, the sunlight or the celebrities.

Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960–1990 (History by Sabine Höhler PDF

The belief of the earth as a vessel in house got here of age in an period formed by way of area commute and the chilly battle. Höhler’s research brings jointly expertise, technology and ecology to discover the way in which this latter-day ark used to be invoked by way of politicians, environmentalists, cultural historians, writers of technological know-how fiction etc throughout 3 a long time.

New PDF release: Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science

A falling apple encouraged the legislations of gravity—or so the tale is going. Is it actual? possibly now not. yet why do such tales suffer as causes of the way technology occurs? Newton’s Apple and different Myths approximately technological know-how brushes away well known misconceptions to supply a clearer photograph of clinical breakthroughs from precedent days to the current.

Get A History of Science in Society, Volume II: From the PDF

A background of technological know-how in Society is a concise evaluate that introduces complicated principles in a non-technical style. Ede and Cormack hint the heritage of the altering position of technology in society and discover the hyperlink among the pursuit of data and the need to make that wisdom valuable. quantity II covers from the medical Revolution till the current day.

Extra info for American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

American Environmental History: An Introduction (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures) by Carolyn Merchant

by Michael

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 13 votes