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Rethinking The American Environmental Movement Post 1945

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Author: Ellen Spears
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136175296
Size: 68.18 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 274
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Book Description: Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945 turns a fresh interpretive lens on the past, drawing on a wide range of new histories of environmental activism to analyze the actions of those who created the movement and those who tried to thwart them. Concentrating on the decades since World War II, environmental historian Ellen Griffith Spears explores environmentalism as a "field of movements" rooted in broader social justice activism. Noting major legislative accomplishments, strengths, and contributions, as well as the divisions within the ranks, the book reveals how new scientific developments, the nuclear threat, and pollution, as well as changes in urban living spurred activism among diverse populations. The book outlines the key precursors, events, participants, and strategies of the environmental movement, and contextualizes the story in the dramatic trajectory of U.S. history after World War II. The result is a synthesis of American environmental politics that one reader called both "ambitious in its scope and concise in its presentation." This book provides a succinct overview of the American environmental movement and is the perfect introduction for students or scholars seeking to understand one of the largest social movements of the twentieth century up through the robust climate movement of today.


Into Russian Nature

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Author: Alan D. Roe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190914556
Size: 24.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Book Description: "Into Russian Nature examines the history of the Russian national park movement. Russian biologists and geographers had been intrigued with the idea of establishing national parks before the Great October Revolution, but pushed the Soviet government successfully to establish nature reserves (zapovedniki) during the USSR's first decades. However, as the state pushed scientists to make zapovedniki more "useful" during the 1930s, some of the system's staunchest defenders started supporting tourism in them. In the decades after World War II, the USSR experienced a tourism boom and faced a chronic shortage of tourism facilities. Also during these years, Soviet scientists took active part in Western-dominated international environmental protection organizations where they became more familiar with national parks. In turn, they enthusiastically promoted parks for the USSR as a means to reconcile environmental protection and economic development goals, bring international respect to Soviet nature protection efforts, and help instil a love for the country's nature and a desire to protect it in Russian/Soviet citizens. By the late 1980s, their supporters pushed transformative, in some cases quixotic, park proposals. At the same time, national park opponents presented them as an unaffordable luxury during a time of economic struggle, especially after the USSR's collapse. Despite unprecedented collaboration with international organizations, Russian national parks received little governmental support as they became mired in land-use conflicts with local populations. While the history of Russia's national parks illustrates a bold attempt at reform, the state's failure's to support them has left Russian park supporters deeply disillusioned. "--


The Routledge History Of Twentieth Century America

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Author: Jerald Podair
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317485653
Size: 37.81 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 420
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Book Description: The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States is a comprehensive introduction to the most important trends and developments in the study of modern United States history. Driven by interdisciplinary scholarship, the thirty-four original chapters underscore the vast range of identities, perspectives and tensions that contributed to the growth and contested meanings of the United States in the twentieth century. The chronological and topical breadth of the collection highlights critical political and economic developments of the century while also drawing attention to relatively recent areas of research, including borderlands, technology and disability studies. Dynamic and flexible in its possible applications, The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States offers an exciting new resource for the study of modern American history.


Choice

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Size: 61.50 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
Pages :
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America History And Life

America  History and Life PDF

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Size: 59.12 MB
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Category : Canada
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.


Labour

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Size: 11.61 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Working class
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Best Books For Academic Libraries Social Sciences

The Best Books for Academic Libraries  Social sciences PDF

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Publisher: Best Books
ISBN: 9780722200162
Size: 73.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.


Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 34.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Visual Arts

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Author: Hugh Honour
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 23.70 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 928
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Book Description: An illustrated history of the visual arts from prehistory through the end of the twentieth century, covering painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and photography, as well as an assortment of so-called minor arts.


Third World Resource Directory 1994 1995

Third World Resource Directory  1994 1995 PDF

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Author: Thomas P. Fenton
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Size: 80.13 MB
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Category : Developing countries
Languages : en
Pages : 785
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Book Description: Topics covered include: children and youth, drugs, education, environment, foreign policy, health, hunger, indigenous people, migration and immigration, population, rainforests, tourism, and women.


Sociological Abstracts

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Size: 16.35 MB
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Category : Sociology
Languages : en
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Book Description: CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.