Nature and the Environment in Twentieth-Century American Life (Daily Life Through History Series) by Brian Black | 9780313332005 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Nature and the Environment in Twentieth-Century American Life (Daily Life Through History Series)

Nature and the Environment in Twentieth-Century American Life (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Brian Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313332002

ISBN-13: 9780313332005

Pub. Date: 04/30/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Americans during the twentieth-century became more disconnected from the environment and nature than ever before. More Americans lived in cities rather than on farms; they became ever more reliant on technology to interact with the world around them and with each other. Perhaps paradoxically, the twentieth-century also became the period in which environmental

Overview

Americans during the twentieth-century became more disconnected from the environment and nature than ever before. More Americans lived in cities rather than on farms; they became ever more reliant on technology to interact with the world around them and with each other. Perhaps paradoxically, the twentieth-century also became the period in which environmental issues played an ever-increasing role in politics and public policy. Why is this so? Perhaps because, despite what many people believe, nature and the environment remains central to everyone's daily life. Pollution, environmental degradation, urban sprawl, loss of wildlife and biodiversity - all of these issues directly impact how everyone - even city dwellers - live their lives.

Nature and the Environment in Twentieth-Century America addresses a wide variety of the environmental issues that impacted the lives of people of all classes, races, and regions:

; The expansion of the National Park system and the increased desire for leisure time spent in the great outdoors

; The devastation of the Dust Bowl and its impetus toward conservation and a greater understanding of ecology

; Grassroots activism and environmental politics from Rachel Carson to Love Canal

; The impact of globalization and its environmental consequences on the daily lives of Americans

Part of the Daily Life through History series, this title joins Nature and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century Americain a new branch of the series-titles specifically looking at how science innovations impacted daily life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313332005
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Nature and the Environment in Everyday Life Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Designing the Human Future

Resource Expansion

The Drive for Parks

Pollution and City Life

Resource Management and Conservation

Expansive Possibilities: Life with the Bomb

Grassroots Activism and Environmental Concern

Creating a Political Framework for Environmental Action

Green Culture

Going Global

Environmental Backlash and Growing Energy Needs

Epilogue: Sifting Through the Debris of Hurricane Katrina

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