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The Resource The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

Label
The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History
Title
The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
ZAC
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Merchant, Carolyn
Dewey number
304.2
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Scholarly & Professional
  • 17
Intended audience source
  • Columbia University Press
  • Columbia University Press
Language note
In English
LC call number
GF501.M47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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EBSCO Publishing (Firm)
Series statement
  • Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures
  • History Reference Center
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  • Human ecology
  • Landscape changes
  • Nature
  • Human ecology
  • Landscape changes
  • Nature
  • United States
Summary expansion
How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment? How have political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major reference work to explore all the major themes and debates of the burgeoning field of environmental history. Humanitys relationship with the natural world is one of the oldest and newest topics in human history. The issue emerged as a distinct field of scholarship in the early 1970s and has been growing steadily ever since. The disciplines territory and sources are rich and varied and include climactic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists, as well as federal and state economic and resource development and conservation policy. Environmental historians investigate how and why natural and human-created surroundings affect a societys development. Merchant provides a context-setting overview o
Label
The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Nature and the Market Economy, 1750-1850
  • 5. Western Frontiers: The Settlement of California and the Great Plains, 1820 -1930
  • 6. Urban Environments, 1850-1960
  • 7. Conservation and Preservation, 1785-1950
  • 8. Indian Land Policy, 1800-1990
  • 9. The Rise of Ecology, 1890-1990
  • 10. The Era of Environmentalism, 1940-2000
  • Part II. American Environmental History A to Z: Agencies, Concepts, Laws, and People
  • Part III. Chronology: An Environmental History Timeline
  • Part IV. Resource Guide
  • Frontmatter
  • Visual Resources: Films and Videos
  • Electronic Resources
  • Bibliographical Essay
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Historical Overview:Topics and Themes
  • 1. The American Environment and Native-European Encounters, 1000-1875
  • 2. The New England Wilderness Transformed, 1600-1850
  • 3. The Tobacco and Cotton South, 1600-1900
Control code
903505013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231505840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/merc11232
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903505013
Label
The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Nature and the Market Economy, 1750-1850
  • 5. Western Frontiers: The Settlement of California and the Great Plains, 1820 -1930
  • 6. Urban Environments, 1850-1960
  • 7. Conservation and Preservation, 1785-1950
  • 8. Indian Land Policy, 1800-1990
  • 9. The Rise of Ecology, 1890-1990
  • 10. The Era of Environmentalism, 1940-2000
  • Part II. American Environmental History A to Z: Agencies, Concepts, Laws, and People
  • Part III. Chronology: An Environmental History Timeline
  • Part IV. Resource Guide
  • Frontmatter
  • Visual Resources: Films and Videos
  • Electronic Resources
  • Bibliographical Essay
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Historical Overview:Topics and Themes
  • 1. The American Environment and Native-European Encounters, 1000-1875
  • 2. The New England Wilderness Transformed, 1600-1850
  • 3. The Tobacco and Cotton South, 1600-1900
Control code
903505013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231505840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/merc11232
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903505013

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