The Palgrave Environmental Reader / Edition 1

The Palgrave Environmental Reader / Edition 1

by Daniel G. Payne
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403965943

ISBN-13: 9781403965943

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The Palgrave Environmental Reader explores America's evolving fascination with nature and environmental concerns. From the New England Transcendentalists to the UN convention on climate change, this book includes works by Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, and others. Consisting of thirty-five important

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The Palgrave Environmental Reader explores America's evolving fascination with nature and environmental concerns. From the New England Transcendentalists to the UN convention on climate change, this book includes works by Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, and others. Consisting of thirty-five important pieces covering a variety of issues, this reader distinguishes itself from other writing on the subject by presenting more extensive excerpts and by emphasizing themes such as environmental activism, racism, and law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403965943
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

1From Commentaries on the laws of England7
2Concessions to the province of Pennsylvania15
3From An account of the newly invented Pennsylvanian fire-places19
4From Travels into North America27
5From Notes on the state of Virginia35
6From Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, etc.47
7Red Jacket's reply to Reverend Cram53
8From "The American scholar"59
9From Letters and notes of the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians63
10From "Chesuncook"73
11From Man and nature79
12"The utility of trees"97
13"God's first temples : how shall we preserve our forests?"101
"Hetch Hetchy Valley," from The Yosemite105
14"The faith of a naturalist," from Accepting the universe111
15"Forever wild" provision of the New York state constitution123
16Governor's annual message to the state of New York125
From his first annual message as president127
17"Principles of conservation," from The fight for conservation134
18"The problem of the wilderness"139
19"Threatened species"149
"The land ethic," from A sand country almanac153
20"The obligation to endure," from Silent spring167
21The Wilderness Act173
22"The historical roots of our ecologic crisis"175
23"The tragedy of the commons"185
24Sierra Club v. Morton199
25"Freedom and wilderness, wilderness and freedom"221
26Statement to the annual meeting of Occidental petroleum share holders : corporate responsibility resolution229
27"Ritual is essential : seeing ritual and ceremony as sophisticated social and spiritual technology233
28"The deep ecological movement : some philosophical aspects"239
29"Executive summary" from Toxic wastes and race in the United States259
30"The environmental ethic," from The diversity of life265
31Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change273
32"The seventh generation," from All our relations : Native struggles for land and life279

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