1st Edition

The Atlas of U.S. and Canadian Environmental History

Edited By Char Miller Copyright 2004
    256 Pages 120 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This visually dynamic historical atlas chronologically covers American environmental history through the use of four-color maps, photos, and diagrams, and in written entries from well known scholars.

    Organized into seven categories, each chapter covers: agriculture * wildlife and forestry * land use and management * technology and industry * pollution and human heath * human habitats * and ideology and politics.

    With valuable reference aids--including bibliographies, sources for further research, an extensive index, and newly designed maps--this is an indispensable tool for students and educators alike.

    For a detailed contents, a generous selection of sample articles, and more, visit the website Atlas of US and Canadian Environmental History website.

    Also includes 46 color maps.

    Preface, CHAPTER ONE European Exploration and the Colonial Era (1492–1770s), CHAPTER TWO Expansion and Conflict (1770s–1850s), CHAPTER THREE Landscape of Industrialization (1850s–1920s), CHAPTER FOUR The Conservation Era (1880s–1920s), CHAPTER FIVE From the Depression to Atomic Power (1930s–1960s), CHAPTER SIX The Rise of the Environmental Movement (1960s–1980s), CHAPTER SEVEN Contemporary Environmentalism (1980s–Present), Timeline, Bibliography, List of Contributors, Index


    Char Miller

    "Lavishly illustrated... Highly recommended for young adult and adult collections." -- Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Best Reference Title 2003
    "The most useful resource book that the field of environmental history has yet created. Combining exceptional vivid maps with relevant visuals, each well-focused essay is a gold mine of information... It is a volume that each environmental professional and educator should make certain is contained in his or her library. This is the environmental history book that every Environmental Studies program should have in its library or available to its students in the program's library. It will mark an excellent starting point for student research projects... The Atlas stands out as a tremendous resource for even the general readers and researcher. For environmental historians and professionals, this volume should become the first stop for finding quick answers or details, whether one is preparing a lecture, a political document, or beginning a research paper. Char miller has performed a superb service to the field." -- Environmental History
    "Well-written... The articles all offer essential insights and are objective and carefully documented... Lavishly illustrated... Includes fascinating sidebars... Anoutstanding addition to environmental history... Highly recommended. All readership levels." -- Choice
    "Written in clear and accessible language with superb illustrative material in vivid color, this unique resource is recommended for public, academic, and high school students in history and environmental studies." -- Library Journal
    "This provocative approach to North American history and public policy will serve high school, college and public library users." -- Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews
    "Offers essays written by history scholars on ecological issue for young adults... Entries on water rights, forestry, and agriculture are invaluable. These controversial topics are explained in a simple, nonbiased way that will appeal to young adults. The statistics offered are frequently enlightening... Librarians whose patrons are interested in environmental research, particularly in the western United States and Canada, will want to include this volume in their collection." -- VOYA
    "A highly useful volume... This comprehensive work is an excellent resource and fills a gap on Canadian environmental history
    ." -- School Library Journal
    "[The contributors] have certainly done a fine job... Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries." -- Booklist/RBB
    "The compilation contains a more diverse array of topics pertaining to environmental history in North America than has been previously available in a single cover... The Atlas of U.S. and Canadian Environmental History is a well-organized, highly readable collection of articles that coalesce around themes significant to the development of environmentalism... While a cumulative work seldom breaks new ground, this volume will certainly help fill the void... Suitable and informative for a broad readership... In short, if one is seeking a single reference for the environmental history of Anglo North America, the search is over." -- Canadian Journal of Environmental Education