Explorations In Environmental History / Edition 1

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Explorations in Environmental History represents four decades of writing from one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of environmental history.  Samuel Hays’s dedication and research is apparent in every one of these essays, four of which are published here for the first time.

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A collection of 19 essays, written between 1976 and 1994, which cover a range of historical topics related to the environment. After a number of essays which treat issues such as the evolution of the limits-to-growth perspective, public values and management response, the role of urbanization, and the future of environmental regulation, the chapters are arranged into sections on: forest debates, the politics of clean air, and environmental politics since World War II. The essays are chiefly concerned with an understanding of the environmental impulse and the complexities of the opposition to it as they arise from scientific, economic, governmental, technological, and land development quarters. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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“This is a comprehensive and definitive collection of essays, published and unpublished by Samuel Hays, who is surely the most senior environmental historian still active in the field. . . .The research and writing of Hays has defined (and continues to define) the best in environmental history and environmentalism in general. . . . [T]he entire volume deserves careful attention by anyone wishing to review and comprehend the modern environmental movement.”
Environmental Ethics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822956433
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 2/27/1998
  • Series: Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Environmental Historian Amid the Thickets of Environmental Politics
The Limits-to-Growth Issue: A Historical Perspective 3
Value Premises for Planning and Public Policy: The Historical Context 24
Public Values and Management Response 41
The Role of Urbanization in Environmental History 69
The Future of Environmental Regulation 101
The New Environmental Forest 131
The New Environmental West 156
A Challenge to the Profession of Forestry 172
Foreword to Frederick Frankena, Strategies of Expertise in Technical Controversies 185
Human Choice in the Great Lakes Wildlands 198
Clean Air: From the 1970 Act to the 1977 Amendments 221
Clean Air: From 1977 to 1990 248
Emissions Trading Mythology 280
The Role of Values in Science and Policy: The Case of Lead 291
The Structure of Environmental Politics Since World War II 315
Three Decades of Environmental Politics: The Historical Context 334
A Historical Perspective on Contemporary Environmentalism 379
Environmental Political Culture and Environmental Political Development: An Analysis of Legislative Voting, 1971-1989 400
The Politics of Environmental Administration 418
Notes 451
Index 573
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