ISBN-10:
0295984422
ISBN-13:
9780295984421
Pub. Date:
11/04/2004
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000 / Edition 1

Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000 / Edition 1

by William G. Robbins, William Cronon
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295984421
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 11/04/2004
Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William G. Robbins is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History, Oregon State University. He is the author of Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940, and Hard Times in Paradise: Coos Bay, Oregon, 1850-1986.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Still Searching for Eden at the End of the Oregon Trail by William CrononPrefacePrologue: A Time to RememberI. Postwar Promise1. The Great Hope for the New Order2. Into the Brave New WorldII. Making Agriculture Modern3. Bringing Perfection to the Fields4. The Wonder World of PesticidesIII. Industrial Forestry Management5. Planning and Technical Efficiency in the Forests6. Intensive Forestry and Citizen ActivismIV. Of Rivers and Land7. Richard Neuberger's Conservation Politics8. Tom McCall and the Struggle for the Willamette9. Ecologies of Sprawl: The Land-Use NexusEpilogue: The Special PlaceNotesBibliographyIndex

What People are Saying About This

Donald Worcester

This excellent book and its earlier companion volume define a new and important approach to America's environmental history—-from a state rather than a national perspective. It is broadly conceived, well researched, engagingly told and filled with a passion for place that the reader cannot help but share.

William Cronon

Landscapes of Conflict is the second volume of what is unquestionably the finest environmental history anyone has yet written for a single state—-and since Oregon has helped lead the nation in its response to environmental problems, while also exemplifying those problems within its own boundaries, Robbins's book will be of interest to readers far beyond the Pacific Northwest.

Craig Lesley

Landscapes of Conflict offers a comprehensive study of the complex political and environmental policies affecting Northwest water, forest and agricultural policies from 1941 to the present . Robbins' in—depth analyses are sound, his insights keen, his research impeccable.

From the Publisher

"This excellent book and its earlier companion volume define a new and important approach to America's environmental history—-from a state rather than a national perspective. It is broadly conceived, well researched, engagingly told and filled with a passion for place that the reader cannot help but share."—Donald Worcester, University of Kansas

"Landscapes of Conflict offers a comprehensive study of the complex political and environmental policies affecting Northwest water, forest and agricultural policies from 1941 to the present . Robbins' in—depth analyses are sound, his insights keen, his research impeccable."—Craig Lesley, author of Winterkill and The Sky Fisherman

"This overview of environmental change in Oregon since 1940 is a masterful work…one of the clearest and clear—eyed portraits of a modern state in the West that has been written."—William Lang, Portland State University

"Landscapes of Conflict is the second volume of what is unquestionably the finest environmental history anyone has yet written for a single state—-and since Oregon has helped lead the nation in its response to environmental problems, while also exemplifying those problems within its own boundaries, Robbins's book will be of interest to readers far beyond the Pacific Northwest."—William Cronon, University of Wisconsin

William Lang

This overview of environmental change in Oregon since 1940 is a masterful work…one of the clearest and clear—eyed portraits of a modern state in the West that has been written.

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