Conservation in the Progressive Era (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics Series): Classic Texts / Edition 1

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Environmental issues such as waste, pollution, and resource exhaustion worked their way toward the top of America's political agenda for the first time in the Progressive Era, roughly 1890-1910. This slim collection of documents from that time seeks to give current conservation efforts a historical context through writings from well- known figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and John Muir as well as often-overlooked texts from women, rural communities, and working-class authors. The editor teaches history at the U. of Cincinnati and is the author of Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, and Air Quality in America, 1881-1951. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295983752
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,024,659
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface xi
Introduction 3
Part 1 Defining and Debating Conservation 17
"Principles of Conservation" 19
"Special Message from the President of the United States" 23
"The Miracle of Irrigation" 28
"What Is Meant by Conservation?" 32
"The Other Side of Conservation" 35
"Another National Blunder" 39
Part 2 Perspectives on Wildlife Conservation 43
"American Game Protection: A Sketch" 45
"Keep on Pedaling!" 49
Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation 51
"The Education of a Young Pioneer in the Northern Adirondacks" 53
Part 3 The Utility of "Conservation" 57
"Conservation of Our Natural Resources" 59
"Shall We Have Ugly Conservation?" 61
"Civic Improvement" 64
"National Vitality, Its Wastes and Conservation" 66
Conservation by Sanitation: Air and Water Supply, Disposal of Waste 70
Part 4 Smoke and Conservation in the City 73
"An Address on the Smoke Problem" 75
"Smoke Abatement in St. Louis" 78
"The Cure for the Smoke Evil" 80
"Smoke Abatement: A Report on Recent Investigations Made at Washington University" 82
Part 5 Conservation, Preservation, and Hetch Hetchy 85
"Water Supply for the Cities About the Bay of San Francisco" 87
"Proposed Destruction of Hetch-Hetchy" 91
"Hetch Hetchy Valley" 94
Bibliographical Essay 103
Index 107
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