Defining Documents in American History: Environment & Conservation (1791-2015), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619258552
  • ISBN-13: 9781619258556
  • DDC: 333.720973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 239 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This volume offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped such pivotal themes such as the preservation of wilderness areas, species protection, the establishment of national parks and forests, the rise of environmental action groups, the impact of climate change, and the protection of clean air and water, beginning at the same time as the nation's founding and continuing on to the present day.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
1: William Bartram: Travels.
2: The Journals of Lewis and Clark.
3: John C. Fremont: “Expedition Across the Sierra Nevadas”.
4: Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nature” and “The American Scholar”.
5: Susan Fenimore Cooper: Rural Hours.
6: Homestead Act of 1862.
7: George Marsh: Man and Nature.
8: Henry David Thoreau: The Maine Woods.
The Middle Years.
9: John Wesley Powell: Canyons of the Colorado.
10: An Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park.
11: Carl Schurz: “On the Need for Federal Forest Conservation”.
12: William T. Hornady: The Extermination of the American Bison.
13: John Muir: Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park.
14: Gifford Pinchot: Letters to John Muir.
15: Theodore Roosevelt: On the Conservation of Natural Resources.
16: Declaration of the Conservation Conference.
17: Henry Beston: The Outermost House.
18: Stuart Chase: Waste in the Machine Age.
19: Letter from a Dust Bowl Survivor.
20: Robert Fechner: My Hopes for the CCC.
21: Aldo Leopold: “Death of a Species”.
22: Paley Commission Report: Resources for Freedom.
23: Antarctic Treaty.
The Modern Era.
24: Rachel Carson: Silent Spring.
25: Paul Ehrlich: The Population Bomb.
26: Garrett Hardin: “The Tragedy of the Commons” and “The Global Pothole Problem”.
27: Gaylord Nelson: Proposal for Earth Day.
28: Clean Air Act Amendments.
29: Richard Nixon on the Need for Environmental Regulation.
30: Clean Water Act.
31: Marine Mammal Protection Act.
32: Endangered Species Act.
33: Greenpeace: “Declaration of Interdependence”.
34: James Lovelock: The Gaia Hypothesis.
35: Jimmy Carter on the Three Mile Island Incident.
36: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
37: Arne Naess: “Explaining Deep Ecology”.
38: James Hansen: The Case for Climate Change.
39: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Report to the President.
40: Al Gore: Address to the Kyoto Climate Change Conference.
41: Paula Dobriansky: “On Working Together to Build Prosperity”.
42: Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency.
43: Report on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
44: Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
45: Flint, Michigan: Water Crisis.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.