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Dant, Sara

Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West

Dant, Sara - Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West, ebook

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Losing Eden traces the environmental history and development of the American West and explains how the land has shaped and been shaped by the people who live there.

  • Discusses key events and topics from the Beringia migration, Columbian Exchange, and federal territorial acquisition to post-war expansion, resource exploitation, and climate change
  • Structures the coverage around three important themes: balancing economic success and ecological protection; avoiding "the tragedy of the commons"; and achieving sustainability
  • Contains an accessible, up-to-date narrative written by an expert scholar and professor that supplements a variety of college-level survey or seminar courses on US, American West, or environmental history
  • Incorporates student-friendly features, including definitions of key terms, suggested reading sections, and over 30 illustrations

Keywords: US environmental history; Western US history; American West; conservation and preservation; sustainability; environmentalism; public lands; Columbian Exchange; Tragedy of the Commons; Liebig's Law; national parks; land conservation; climate change; Homestead Act; fur trade; pioneer migration; Gold Rush; Transcontinental Railroad; federal reclamation; Dust Bowl; water conservation; American wilderness; natural world; bison destruction; clearcutting; Sagebrush Rebellion; Fermi Paradox; Native Americans; John Wesley Powell; Frederick Jackson Turner; Theodore Roosevelt; John Muir; Aldo Leopold; Rachel Carson; Frank Church; James Watt, Regional American History, Environmental Studies Special Topics, Regional American History, Environmental Studies Special Topics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Western History Series
Page amount
240 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118934319
Printed ISBN
9781118934296

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