Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

by David E. Newton
     
 

Environmental justice is a relatively recent concept, with origins in the early years of the environmental movement itself. This timely, well-balanced volume provides readers with information on the origins of the concept of environmental justice and discusses the controversies surrounding the concept.

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Overview

Environmental justice is a relatively recent concept, with origins in the early years of the environmental movement itself. This timely, well-balanced volume provides readers with information on the origins of the concept of environmental justice and discusses the controversies surrounding the concept.

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"Newton thoroughly explains the issues and provides many compelling examples of environmental injustices over the years … Recommended for undergraduates through professionals." - Choice

"Students of all ages will find this book a fine starting point, and even specialists may find the listings of laws and organizations helpful. Most public and academic libraries should consider." - Library Journal

Booknews
\ Provides a chronology of key events in the movement and explores the\ relationship between environmentalism and civil rights. Analyzes the\ patterns of exposure to environmental hazards by minority and low-\ income communities. Provides biographies of leaders in the field,\ explains documents and court cases, and includes a directory of\ organizations.\ Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874368482
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

David E. Newton is a professional writer with more than 450 publications to his credit.

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