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"Addressing 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."
Natural Resources Journal
"For general readers and students, Black provides a history of nature and the environment in twentieth century America, which follows how ideas changed, the impact of using natural resources, the movement towards conservation and national parks, pollution, resource management, the effects of atomic technology, grassroots activism, policies and acts, the emergence of green culture, and environmental backlash. B&W photos are incorporated throughout the text."
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