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Main Title Industrialized nature : brute force technology and the transformation of the natural world /
Author Josephson, Paul R.
Publisher Island Press/Shearwater Books,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 50803597
ISBN 1559637773; 9781559637770
Subjects Technological innovations--History--20th century. ; Industrialization--Environmental aspects. ; Natural resources--Management. ; Environmental protection. ; Conservation of natural resources. ; Natur.--(DE-588)4041358-5 ; Umweltschaden.--(DE-588)4117286-3 ; Technik.--(DE-588)4059205-4 ; Geschichte.
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  T173.8.J67 2002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/21/2003
ELBM  T173.8.J67 2002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/20/2014
ESAM  T173.8.J67 2002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/04/2016
Collation vii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"In Industrialized Nature, the accomplished historian Paul R. Josephson shows us how science, engineering, policy, finance, and hubris have come together, often with unforeseen consequences, to perpetuate what he calls "brute force technologies"--Large-scale systems created to exploit water, forest, and fish resources. Nations with quite different political systems and economic orientations (such as the former Soviet Union, Norway Brazil, and the United States) have pursued a remarkably similar strategy of using such large-scale technology to turn nature into a smoothly running machine. Josephson vividly demonstrates how irresponsible - or well-intentioned but misguided - large-scale manipulation of nature has resulted, time after time, in resource loss, social disruption, more brute force politics, and severe environmental degradation."--Jacket.