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10 edition of Nature and the Environment in Twentieth-Century American Life found in the catalog.

Nature and the Environment in Twentieth-Century American Life

by Brian Black

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Published by Greenwood Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • History / United States / General,
  • Social History,
  • United States - General,
  • 20th century,
  • Green movement,
  • Human ecology,
  • Nature,
  • Social aspects,
  • United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10420479M
    ISBN 100313332002
    ISBN 109780313332005

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. This founding text of American nature and environmental writing is in the public domain for aficionados of the free e-book, as is John Muir’s My First Summer in the Sierra (), which I prefer.

    A Companion to American Environmental History gathers together a comprehensive collection of over 30 essays that examine the evolving and diverse field of American environmental history.. Provides a complete historiography of American environmental history; Brings the field up-to-date to reflect the latest trends and encourages new directions for the field. The Reviewer's List: The Ten Most Influential Environmental Books of the 20th Century. The Reviewer, an Internet book review site invited authors, journalists, scholars, and readers to nominate books to a "Top Ten" list of environmental books of the 20th Century. The survey was done in the late s. Criteria included the influence that the book had on 1) environmentalists, 2) the masses, 3.

    Over the course of his life, Keith Aldrich was a child of the Depression in Oklahoma; a preacher-in-training in booming California; an aspiring Hollywood actor; in the s, a self-styled Beat writer, and then a man in a gray flannel suit; in the s, a member of the New York literati, and then a hippie; in the s, a denizen of the suburbs with a partying, Ice Storm kind of life. The traditional story is familiar to American schoolchildren: the American Indians possessed a profound spiritual kinship with nature, and were unusually solicitous of environmental welfare. According to a popular book published by the Smithsonian Institution in , "Pre-Columbian America was still the First Eden, a pristine natural kingdom.


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