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Introduction to the issues and conflicts surrounding the protection of the environment
Offers an overview of one nation's evolution from exploitation to true environmental consciousness
A handy reference for the significant cases
This book tracks the growth of environmental awareness and conservation in the United States through the major trends of the 20th century, and establishes a philosophical ground for protection of the environment. It records a major cultural shift in the thinking of this nation, and provides guidelines for its continuation.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic - Ecosystems in Crisis - Environmental Perspectives - Environmental Problems - Environmental Protection Agency - Environmentalism in the United States - Fields and Woodlands - Natural Environment - Preserving the natural environment - Problems with the ecosystems - Reserve Mining - Silent Spring - The Environmental Movement