This work consists of 396 chronologically-arranged articles which examine events affecting the Earth's environment and ecology. The text is divided into two subsections, the summary of event and the impact of event. Categories covered include: agriculture and food; development; disasters; laws and litigation; nuclear power and radiation; organizations and agencies; preservation and wilderness issues; workplace issues; and water and water management.
A collection of in-depth essays that examine the evolving and diverse field of American environmental history. Provides a complete historiography of American environmental history with the latest trends and new directions for the field.
This encyclopedia introduces readers to American poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a focus on the environment (broadly defined). Includes biographical and literary entries on material from early explorers and colonists; Native American creation myths; canonical 18th- and 19th-century works of Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Twain, Dickinson and others; to more recent figures such as Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Stanley Cavell, Rachel Carson, Jon Krakauer and Al Gore.