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The Palgrave Environmental Reader / Edition 1

The Palgrave Environmental Reader / Edition 1

by Richard Newman, Daniel Payne
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The Palgrave Environmental Reader explores America's evolving fascination with nature and environmental concerns. From the New England Transcendentalists to the UN convention on climate change, this book includes works by Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, and others. Consisting of thirty-five important pieces covering a variety of issues, this reader distinguishes itself from other writing on the subject by presenting more extensive excerpts and by emphasizing themes such as environmental activism, racism, and law.

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ISBN-13: 9781403965943
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Edition description: 1st ed. 2090
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Daniel G. Payne is Assistant Professor of English, SUNY-Oneonta, and is the author of Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics. He is the director of the John Burroughs NatureWriting Conference at Oneonta.
Richard S. Newman is Assistant Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the author of The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic and co-editor of Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African American Protest Literature, 1790-1860.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Red Jacket's "Reply to Reverand Cram" and Christian Missionaries (1805) * George Catlin articles from the 1830s * "The American Scholar"--Ralph Waldo Emerson * "Chesuncook " (1858)--Henry David Thoreau * "In Man and Nature" (1864) * Selections from essays by George Perkins Marsh * 1890 Federal Census * Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis * "Land of Little Rain" (1903)--Mary Austin * 1913: Excerpt from his then-classic textbook by Albert Hooker on the benefits of chemical production for urban water supply management and sanitation * "Hetch Hetchy Valley" (1912)--John Muir * "Address to Governors on Conservation" (1908)--Theodore Roosevelt * "Thinking Like a Mountain" and "The Land Ethic" (1948)--Aldo Leopold * Selection from Silent Spring (1962)--Rachel Carson * "The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis" (1967)--Lynn White, Jr. * "The Tragedy of the Commons" (1968)--Garret Hardin * "Do Trees Have Standing" (1972)--Christopher D. Stone * Excerpts from the writings of Edward Abbey * "Why Wilderness?" (1987)--Roderick Nash * "The Place, the Region and the Commons" (1990)--Gary Snyder * "Statement by the Love Canal Homeowners Association" (1978) and statement by Ecumenical Task-Force, 1979 * "Report on Race and Toxic Wastes in the United States" (1987)

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