The Shaping of Environmentalism in America

The Shaping of Environmentalism in America

by Victor B. Scheffer

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This anecdotal history of the environmental movement traces what was a grass roots revolution from 1960 to 1989. The concept of environmentalism was rooted in conservation and ecology, and its adherents included zoologists, poets, engineers, mystics, public health nurses, ``flower children,'' economists, bureaucrats, farmers, homemakers, demographers, professors, and students. Its chief opponents were manufacturers, corporate leaders, owners of extractive industries, land developers, and a few economists. Despite overwhelming obstacles, the movement took hold. Scheffer chronicles the effects of the movement, reporting progress on three fronts: educational, legal, and political. An important purchase for all general collections.-- Mary J. Nickum, Fish and Wildlife Reference Svce., Bethesda, Md.

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University of Washington Press
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6.28(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.91(d)

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