American Environmental History Products

  • Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945

    1st Edition

    By Ellen Spears

    Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945 turns a fresh interpretive lens on the past, drawing on a wide range of new histories of environmental activism to analyze the actions of those who created the movement and those who tried to thwart them. Concentrating on the decades since…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • Three Mile Island

    The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Popular Culture, 1st Edition

    By Grace Halden

    Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power plant on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Communicating Environmental Patriotism

    A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement, 1st Edition

    By Anne Marie Todd

    Environmental patriotism, the belief that the national environment defines a country’s greatness, is a significant strand in twentieth century American environmentalism. This book is the first to explore the history of environmental patriotism in America through the intriguing stories of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • The Environment in American History

    Nature and the Formation of the United States, 1st Edition

    By Jeff Crane

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources – animals, plants, minerals, water, and land – has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human…

    Paperback – 2014-12-11

  • Environmentalism

    2nd Edition

    By David Peterson Del Mar

    Why are our environmental problems still growing despite a huge increase in global conservation efforts? Peterson del Mar untangles this paradox by showing how prosperity is essential to environmentalism. Industrialization drove people to look for meaning in nature even as they consumed…

    Paperback – 2011-07-28
    Seminar Studies

  • Environmental Issues

    1st Edition

    This practical work demonstrates that controlling urban growth and reviving central city economies are not mutually exclusive endeavors. Rather than re-hash theories of urban development, the contributors describe and evaluate successful community-tested approaches to sustaining cities.…

    Hardback – 2011-05-13

  • Environmentalism

    1st Edition

    By David Peterson Del Mar

    Environmental movements have produced some impressive results, including cleaner air and the preservation of selected species and places. But movements that challenged western prosperity and comfort seldom made much progress, and many radical environmentalists&…

    Paperback – 2006-09-21
    Short Histories of Big Ideas

  • Forging Environmentalism: Justice, Livelihood, and Contested Environments

    Justice, Livelihood, and Contested Environments, 1st Edition

    By Joanne R Bauer

    Drawing on an unusually rich empirical base, this timely and compelling book examines how environmental values are constructed and legitimized within the policy process. It trains the spotlight on four environmentally significant countries - China, Japan, India, and the United States - representing…

    Paperback – 2006-07-15

  • The Environment and Security in Pacific Asia

    1st Edition

    By Alan DuPont

    Examines an important new debate over the impact of environmental issues on security in Pacific Asia, and asks whether pollution, population growth and scarcity of `renewable' resources - fish and forests, for example - can cause conflict. Environmentalists believe that these issues can drive…

    Paperback – 1998-06-01
    Adelphi series

  • Environmental Protection at the State Level: Politics and Progress in Controlling Pollution

    Politics and Progress in Controlling Pollution, 1st Edition

    By Evan J. Ringquist

    Why do some states enact stronger pollution control progammes than others? And, do stronger controls have identifiable impacts on environmental quality in these states? This work seeks to answer these question by means of combining data, methods and theory from the natural and social sciences.…

    Paperback – 1993-08-31

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