The Atlas of U.S. and Canadian Environmental History

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This visually dynamic historical atlas chronologically covers American environmental history through the use of four-color maps, photos, and diagrams, and in written entries from well known scholars.

Organized into seven categories, each chapter covers: agriculture * wildlife and forestry * land use and management * technology and industry * pollution and human heath * human habitats * and ideology and politics.

With valuable reference aids--including bibliographies, sources for further research, an extensive index, and newly designed maps--this is an indispensable tool for students and educators alike.

For a detailed contents, a generous selection of sample articles, and more, visit the website Atlas of US and Canadian Environmental History website.

Also includes 46 color maps.

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This chronological account in the form of a series of signed essays about the events, people, issues, movements, politics, philosophy, and science related to environmental history since 1492 is an attractive and accessible presentation. The book is divided into seven chapters, each representing an era. Within each chapter are from 12 to 17 essays, each about two pages long and accompanied by maps, tables, charts, illustrations, photographs, sidebars, and short lists of books for further reading. The essays discuss different aspects of the same themes: agriculture; wildlife and forestry; land use management; technology, industry, and pollution; human habitats; and ideology and politics. The final essay deals with the conflict between environmental and economic globalization, coming full circle back to the issues discussed in the first essay on the economic and cultural forces that fueled the early exploration of North America. In between, one is introduced to cattle ranching, the fur and lumber trades, utopianism, urbanization, water issues, the conservation movements of Canada and the U.S., social Darwinism, nuclear power, public and private lands, ecoradicalism, and more.

U.S. history and issues form the majority of the book, but Canadian history and issues are included. The extensive bibliography suggests general environmental and cultural resources, resources specific to the U.S. or Canada, resources for each of the eras, and resources for the major themes. The detailed index is very thorough.

The 44 contributors are mostly academic historians but also include a few geographers, political scientists, and freelance writers. They have certainly done a fine job in writing for the general audience and students. This atlas is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries. RBB
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"Lavishly illustrated... Highly recommended for young adult and adult collections."
-"Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Best Reference Title 2003
"The most useful resource book that the field of environmental history has yet created. Combining exceptional vivid maps with relevant visuals, each well-focused essay is a gold mine of information... It is a volume that each environmental professional and educator should make certain is contained in his or her library. This is "the environmental history book that every Environmental Studies program should have in its library or available to its students in the program's library. It will mark an excellent starting point for student research projects... The "Atlas stands out as a tremendous resource for even the general readers and researcher. For environmental historians and professionals, this volume should become the first stop for finding quick answers or details, whether one is preparing a lecture, a political document, or beginning a research paper. Char miller has performed a superb service to the field."
-"Environmental History, April 2004
"Well-written... The articles all offer essential insights and are objective and carefully documented... Lavishly illustrated... Includes fascinating sidebars... Anoutstanding addition to environmental history... Highly recommended. All readership levels."
-"Choice, January 2004
"Written in clear and accessible language with superb illustrative material in vivid color, this unique resource is recommended for public, academic, and high school students in history and environmental studies."
-"Library Journal, September 1, 2003
"This provocative approach to NorthAmerican history and public policy will serve high school, college and public library users."
-"Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews, October 2003

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