Environmental problems once affected only the places that created the pollution. Today, environmental problems have become shared problems of the world, and include the loss of biodiversity, the global warming threat, stratospheric ozone depletion, and acid rain. Environmentalism has its roots in the belief that humans have the power to reverse the trend of depleting ecological life support systems and maintain remaining resources. The Historical Dictionary of North American Environmentalism is neither a dictionary of environmental science, nor environmental issues, but rather an attempt to capture the people, places, and events which have contributed to the development of environmentalism around the world, attempting to place each term used in the context of a developing movement. Although the focus of this volume is the history of North American environmentalism, entries that are not purely North American in scope have been included because they somehow helped to shape environmentalism on this continent. The bibliography is separated into twelve subsections which categorize annotations by subjects such as novels, nature writing, environmental ethics, sustainability, and environmental science. Thirteen black and white photos, a chronology, and introduction provide valuable detail to the researcher. A necessary purchase for libraries supporting environmental studies programs.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series , #14|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.72(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.81(d)|
About the Author
Edward R. Wells (Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University) is an Instructor of Environmental Studies at Bowling Green State University. His areas of research and instruction are in sustainable society, ecological restoration, and environmental impact assessment. Alan M. Schwartz (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is a Professor of Environmental Studies at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and is its founding environmental studies faculty member. He is an expert on U.S./Canada transboundary environmental problems. His works have been published in several books and journals including The American Review of Canadian Studies, The Environmental Professional, and International Perspectives.