Saving America's Wildlife: Ecology and the American Mind, 1850-1990 / Edition 1

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Through an account of evolving ideas about wolves and coyotes, Thomas Dunlap shows how American attitudes toward animals have changed.

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Editorial Reviews

Pacific Northwest Quarterly
Dunlap uses animals to tell a fable about human values.... The fabular quality of the book comes through in its slim size, its deft distillation of mountains of source material, its frequently epigrammatic language, and its singular focus on how science has revolutionized the intellectual and mythic landscape of American civilization.
— Stephen J. Pyne
Western Historical Quarterly
A major contribution to American intellectual and environmental history.
— Roderick Frazier Nash
The Journal of American History
Beginning with nineteenth-century underpinnings to wildlife conservation, Thomas R. Dunlap's interesting book explores how we have deepened our commitment to and broadened the scope of animal conservation through the 1980s.... A well-written and effective statement.
— Robin W. Doughty
The Journal of American History - Robin W. Doughty
Beginning with nineteenth-century underpinnings to wildlife conservation, Thomas R. Dunlap's interesting book explores how we have deepened our commitment to and broadened the scope of animal conservation through the 1980s.... A well-written and effective statement.
Pacific Northwest Quarterly - Stephen J. Pyne
Dunlap uses animals to tell a fable about human values.... The fabular quality of the book comes through in its slim size, its deft distillation of mountains of source material, its frequently epigrammatic language, and its singular focus on how science has revolutionized the intellectual and mythic landscape of American civilization.
Western Historical Quarterly - Roderick Frazier Nash
A major contribution to American intellectual and environmental history.
From the Publisher
"Beginning with nineteenth-century underpinnings to wildlife conservation, Thomas R. Dunlap's interesting book explores how we have deepened our commitment to and broadened the scope of animal conservation through the 1980s.... A well-written and effective statement."—Robin W. Doughty, The Journal of American History

"Dunlap uses animals to tell a fable about human values.... The fabular quality of the book comes through in its slim size, its deft distillation of mountains of source material, its frequently epigrammatic language, and its singular focus on how science has revolutionized the intellectual and mythic landscape of American civilization."—Stephen J. Pyne, Pacific Northwest Quarterly

"A major contribution to American intellectual and environmental history."—Roderick Frazier Nash, Western Historical Quarterly

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Between the mid-19th century, when wolves, coyotes and other predator animals were indiscriminately slaughtered, and the present day, when efforts to reintroduce these animals into the wild are well under way, lie years of radical change in American attitudes toward wildlife. Dunlap, author of DDT: Scientists, Citizens, and Public Policy, traces this change, describing developments in ecology and the humane movement that have affected government policies. Concentrating on the fate of wolves and coyotes, he shows that naturalists, lobbying through books, magazine articles, television and movies, have helped awaken the public to the value of these animals and bring about programs for preserving them. The book puts into perspective our changing ideas about nature and demonstrates how difficult and complicated are the processes of making and enforcing laws to protect the envirnoment. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691006130
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1991
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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