The Palgrave Environmental Reader

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.

Author: Daniel G. Payne

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403965943

Category: Science

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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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The Palgrave Environmental Reader

THE PALGRAVE ENVIRONMENTAL READER © Daniel G. Payne and Richard S. Newman, 2005. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief ...

Author: Richard Newman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349732999

Category: History

Page: 287

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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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Environmental Thought

'United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice', in D. Payne and R. Newman (eds), The Palgrave Environmental Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 259–264. Peacocke, A. (2004). 'Articulating God's Presence in and to the ...

Author: Robin Attfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509536672

Category: History

Page: 268

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Environmental thought has a rich and extensive history. Philosopher Robin Attfield guides readers through the key developments and debates that have defined the field from ancient times to the present. Attfield investigates ancient, medieval and early modern environmental contributions; Darwin and his successors; the debate in America involving Thoreau, Marsh, Muir and Pinchot; the foundation of the science of ecology in the Western world; and twentieth century trailblazers like Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson. Central themes of key environmentalist works of the 1970s and 1980s are discussed, along with the major debates in environmental philosophy, including Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis. Attfield then turns to the current environmental emergency, encompassing the crises of climate change, air pollution and biodiversity loss, exploring contemporary intellectual responses to it. Each chapter concludes with a list of recommended readings, selected to invite readers to explore the book’s topics in greater depth. Environmental Thought: A Short History will become a pivotal text in its field, of interest to students and scholars of history, philosophy, ethics, geography, religion, biology and environmental studies.
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Mapping Nature across the Americas

... Co., 1947); Daniel Payne and Richard Newman, The Palgrave Environmental Reader (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005); and Roderick Frazier Nash, The American Environment: Readings in Conservation History (Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, ...

Author: Kathleen A. Brosnan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226696577

Category: History

Page: 384

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Maps are inherently unnatural. Projecting three-dimensional realities onto two-dimensional surfaces, they are abstractions that capture someone’s idea of what matters within a particular place; they require selections and omissions. These very characteristics, however, give maps their importance for understanding how humans have interacted with the natural world, and give historical maps, especially, the power to provide rich insights into the relationship between humans and nature over time. That is just what is achieved in Mapping Nature across the Americas. Illustrated throughout, the essays in this book argue for greater analysis of historical maps in the field of environmental history, and for greater attention within the field of the history of cartography to the cultural constructions of nature contained within maps. This volume thus provides the first in-depth and interdisciplinary investigation of the relationship between maps and environmental knowledge in the Americas—including, for example, stories of indigenous cartography in Mexico, the allegorical presence of palm trees in maps of Argentina, the systemic mapping of US forests, and the scientific platting of Canada’s remote lands.
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Histories of the Dustheap

Along with Daniel Payne, he coedited The Palgrave Environmental Reader (2005), and is currently working a book-length project titled “These 16 Acres”: Love Canal and the American Dream: An Environmental History of the Love Canal ...

Author: Stephanie Foote

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262304764

Category: Science

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An examination of how garbage reveals the relationships between the global and the local, the economic and the ecological, and the historical and the contemporary. Garbage, considered both materially and culturally, elicits mixed responses. Our responsibility toward the objects we love and then discard is entangled with our responsibility toward the systems that make those objects. Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste, and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems—the local and the global, the economic and the ecological, the historical and the contemporary—and shows how this most democratic reality produces identities, social relations, and policies. The contributors first consider garbage in subjective terms, examining “toxic autobiography” by residents of Love Canal, the intersection of public health and women's rights, and enviroblogging. They explore the importance of place, with studies of post-Katrina soil contamination in New Orleans, e-waste disposal in Bloomington, Indiana, and garbage on Mount Everest. And finally, they look at cultural contradictions as objects hover between waste and desirability, examining Milwaukee's efforts to sell its sludge as fertilizer, the plastics industry's attempt to wrap plastic bottles and bags in the mantle of freedom of choice, and the idea of obsolescence in the animated film The Brave Little Toaster. Histories of the Dustheap offers a range of perspectives on a variety of incarnations of garbage, inviting the reader to consider garbage in a way that goes beyond the common “buy green” discourse that empowers individuals while limiting environmental activism to consumerist practices.
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The Ecological Modernisation Reader

Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice Arthur P.J. Mol, David A. Sonnenfeld, Gert Spaargaren. Mayntz, R. and Scharpf, F. W. (Eds.) ... Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Ott, K. (1997): Ipso Facto. ... New York: Palgrave, Macmillan.

Author: Arthur P.J. Mol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000155044

Category: Political Science

Page: 542

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Structural environmental reform by firms and industries, governmental and intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and others is a worldwide phenomenon and the focus of this definitive collection. Includes a comprehensive introduction to and overview of Ecological Modernisation Theory; original, state-of-the-art review essays by distinguished international scholars; a selection of the best published works and debates from a quarter-century of related social science scholarship; an emphasis on environmental issues in Asian and other emerging economies; and an agenda for continued scholarship, policymaking, and practice. Accessible to students, policymakers, professionals, executives, and others interested in deeply understanding contemporary environmental issues and taking effective action for environmental solutions. Rigorous and sophisticated for use in graduate and advanced studies. Appropriate for courses in Sociology, Political Science, Policy Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning, Business, Economics, Asian Studies, Development Studies, and other fields.
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Writing the Land

He recently read one of his essays on “Living on Earth,” the NPR environmental news program and writes a monthly column ... Nature Writing and Environmental Politics (1996), and co-editor of The Palgrave Environmental Reader (2005).

Author: Daniel G. Payne

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443810838

Category: Literary Criticism

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At the time of his death in 1921, John Burroughs (1837-1921) was America’s most beloved nature writer, a best-selling author whose friends and admirers included Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison. Burroughs was second only to Emerson in fostering the nature study movement of the nineteenth- century, and the popularity of his work inspired Houghton Mifflin to publish or reissue the work of numerous other nature writers, including that of Thoreau and Muir. His first collection of essays, Wake-Robin, was published in 1871, and over the next fifty years Burroughs wrote almost two dozen books, and hundreds of essays—not only on nature, but on literature, travel, philosophy, religion, and science. By the turn of the century, Burroughs was America’s most beloved nature writer, whose friends and admirers included Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison. Burroughs died in 1921 while on a train ride back to his New York from California. His final words—"Are we home yet?"—were a remarkably fitting coda to the career of a writer so closely identified with his native Catskill region of New York State. In many of his essays, Burroughs explores the woods and fields of home, and in doing so, like Henry Thoreau and his explorations of Concord, Massachusetts, he transcends the local and examines the universal theme of our relation with nature and our native landscape. Burroughs’s emphasis on "place" and the local now seems modern once again; as the current interest in bioregionalism and climate change demonstrates, it has become increasingly evident that "thinking locally" is "thinking globally." Since 1992, the SUNY College at Oneonta has hosted the biannual John Burroughs Nature Conference and Seminar ('Sharp Eyes'), which honors the influence of Burroughs on American nature writing. Distinguished keynote speakers who have addressed the conference include John Elder, John Tallmadge, Joy Harjo, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Edward Kanze, James Perrin Warren, and Edward J. Renehan, Jr. The scope of the conference is not limited solely to Burroughs, however, as each year the writers and scholars in attendance direct their attention toward a particular issue of significance to contemporary nature writers and scholars of environmental literature. The theme of this collection, "Writing the Land: John Burroughs and his Legacy" was featured in the 2006 conference, and includes essays on John Burroughs as well as essays on the work of other writers who, like Burroughs, are linked closely through their work to a particular landscape or region. The third and final section of this book features invited essays by three distinguished scholars, John Tallmadge, Robert Beuka, and Charlotte Zoë Walker, who consider the topic of what writing about the land and nature means from three different perspectives—urban, suburban, and rural.
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Love Canal

Likewise, Niagara University's Environmental Leadership Institute asked me to give the John J. LaFalce ... we gave on John Muir and Lois Gibbs, which turned out to be a preview of our coedited book, The Palgrave Environmental Reader.

Author: Richard S. Newman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190262846

Category: History

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In the summer of 1978, residents of Love Canal, a suburban development in Niagara Falls, NY, began protesting against the leaking toxic waste dump in their midst-a sixteen-acre site containing 100,000 barrels of chemical waste that anchored their neighborhood. Initially seeking evacuation, area activists soon found that they were engaged in a far larger battle over the meaning of America's industrial past and its environmental future. The Love Canal protest movement inaugurated the era of grassroots environmentalism, spawning new anti-toxics laws and new models of ecological protest. Historian Richard S. Newman examines the Love Canal crisis through the area's broader landscape, detailing the way this ever-contentious region has been used, altered, and understood from the colonial era to the present day. Newman journeys into colonial land use battles between Native Americans and European settlers, 19th-century utopian city planning, the rise of the American chemical industry in the 20th century, the transformation of environmental activism in the 1970s, and the memory of environmental disasters in our own time. In an era of hydrofracking and renewed concern about nuclear waste disposal, Love Canal remains relevant. It is only by starting at the very beginning of the site's environmental history that we can understand the road to a hazardous waste crisis in the 1970s-and to the global environmental justice movement it sparked.
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Leave It in the Ground The Politics of Coal and Climate

“Environmental Policy in the Courts.” In Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century. 10th ed., edited by Norman J. Vig and Michael E. ... The Palgrave Environmental Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Author: John C. Berg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440839153

Category: Political Science

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Employing scientific explanations and hard data, this book shows why coal is such a problem, how the pro-coal forces got to be so powerful, and how those forces might be defeated through political activism. • Examines scientific data to provide a clear explanation—in layman's terms—of the relation of coal to climate change • Illustrates how activism can lead to meaningful government policy change • Provides non-expert readers with a clear understanding of the political issues surrounding coal mining and coal burning as well as the domestic and international politics of coal and climate • Shows the interconnection of coal's role in labor exploitation, the environmental destruction of Appalachia and other coal areas, and the acceleration of climate change
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The Sustainability Communication Reader

Senecah SL (2007) Impetus, mission, and future of the environmental communication commission/division: are we still on ... Reading. Anderson A (2014) Media, environment and the network society. Palgrave Macmillan, London Bendor R (2018) ...

Author: Franzisca Weder

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783658318833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Textbook seeks for an innovative approach to Sustainability Communication as transdisciplinary area of research. Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are intended to transform the world as it is known, we seek for a multidisciplinary discussion of the role communication plays in realizing these goals. With complementing theoretical approaches and concepts, the book offers various perspectives on communication practices and strategies on an individual, organizational, institutional, as well as public level that contribute, enable (or hinder) sustainable development. Presented case studies show methodological as well as issue specific challenges in sustainability communication. Therefore, the book introduces and promotes innovative methods for this specific area of research.
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