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Main Title Nature's nation : an environmental history of the United States /
Author Opie, John,
Publisher Harcourt Brace College Publishers,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 38950531
ISBN 0155002198; 9780155002197
Subjects United States--Environmental conditions--History. ; Environmental policy--United States--History. ; Ecology. ; Historische Umweltforschung.--(DE-588)4291560-0 ; Umwelt.--(DE-588)4061616-2 ; Umweltpolitik.--(DE-588)4078523-3 ; USA.--(DE-588)4078704-7
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ERAM  GE150.O65 1998 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/11/2004
Collation xxii, 517 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"O strange new wolrd!" -- World we have lost : people of the land -- Federal geography -- When the United States was an undeveloped country -- Unifying American space -- Romantic America and utopianism : laying claim to paradise -- Determining America's environmental future : the rush to industrialize -- Reshaping the nation : the built environment and public works -- Environmental costs of industrial America : cities and landscapes in trouble -- From nature's water to public works water : America becomes a hydraulic civilization -- Hitting on the wall : environmental limits in Appalachia and on the High Plains. Recovering "original America" : the wilderness movement -- Environmentalism enters the American mainstream : environmental science, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and public awareness -- Risk and regulation : environmentalism enters the modern era -- Into the twenty-first century : the United States and the global environment. Nature's Nation examines our consumer-based industrial and urban society and notes the heavy price paid to create this by placing the political, economic, social and cultural development of the U.S within an environmental framework.