The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

by Christian C., Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576079635

ISBN-13: 9781576079638

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction explores the history of how science investigates nature and how those studies both shape and are shaped by the social attitudes, philosophies, and politics of their times. It follows the changes in perceptions of the natural world and humankind's place in it from the European colonization of

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The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction explores the history of how science investigates nature and how those studies both shape and are shaped by the social attitudes, philosophies, and politics of their times. It follows the changes in perceptions of the natural world and humankind's place in it from the European colonization of North America through the Industrial Revolution and westward expansion, to the rise of the consumer economy and the recent hardening of the ideological battle lines over environmental policy.

Coverage includes the emergence of ecology as a science and conservation as a movement, the long history of conflicts between business interests and environmentalists, and the role of scientific studies in debates over atomic and nuclear power, pesticides, toxic emissions, and other human-made sources of environmental degradation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576079638
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Series:
Science and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.91(d)

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