The Nature Study Movement: The Forgotten Popularizer of America's Conservation Ethic

The Nature Study Movement: The Forgotten Popularizer of America's Conservation Ethic

by Kevin C. Armitage
     
 

The first comprehensive history of the nature study movement and its significance to American environmental thought and politics. Argues that nature study advocates, through their systematic program or educating children about nature, formed a critical foundation for the launching of the conservation movement.See more details below

Overview

The first comprehensive history of the nature study movement and its significance to American environmental thought and politics. Argues that nature study advocates, through their systematic program or educating children about nature, formed a critical foundation for the launching of the conservation movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700616732
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin C. Armitage is assistant professor of history at Miami University of Ohio.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Nature, Science, and Sympathy for the Progressive Era

1. "Nature Study Is an American Habit"

2. "A Living Sympathy with Everything That Is"

3. "The Child Is Born a Naturalist"

4. Bird Day for Kids

5. Sticking a Finger into Nature's Pie

6. The Art of Life

7. The Science and Poetry of the Soil

Conclusion: The Decline and Rebirth of Nature Study

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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