Book ID: CBB001551938

The Environment in American History: Nature and the Formation of the United States (2015)


Crane, Jeff (Author)

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: xiii + 439 pp.; ill.
Language: English

From the era before European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly been interacting with their environment. The use (and abuse) of natural resources - animals, plants, minerals, water, land - has produced prosperity, conflict, and destruction, reshaping both societies and ecology. The Environment in American History is a clear and comprehensive history that introduces students to the crucial role of the environment in America's past, present, and future. Drawing on current scholarship, Jeffrey L. Crane has created a vibrant and engaging survey that is a key resource for all students of American environmental history

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Authors & Contributors
Sutter, Paul S.
Scharff, Virginia J.
Johnson, Michael L.
Lewis, Michael
Stoll, Mark R.
Stoll, Steven
Environmental History
Journal of American History
University of Georgia Press
University Press of Kansas
Oxford University Press
University of Oklahoma Press
Duke University Press
University of Massachusetts Press
Environmental history
Conservation of natural resources
Natural resources
Pinchot, Gifford
Muir, John
Truman, Harry S.
Roosevelt, Theodore
Douglas, Peter
Leopold, Aldo
United States
Western states (U.S.)
Texas (U.S.)
North America
South Asia
Pecos River
19th century
20th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
18th century
Progressive Era (1890s-1920s)
United States. National Park Service
United Nations
United Nations Environment Programme
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

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