Environmental Activism: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

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A balanced presentation chronicling both the major events that sparked environmental activism and the nature of that activism in the past century.


· In-depth profiles of 25 key individuals and organizations

· Original reports, congressional testimony, and court documents covering environmental justice, green political parties, corporate environmentalism, the wise use movement, genetically engineered foods, environmental sabotage, and local land use issues

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A massive oil tanker smashes through an outboard motorboat displaying a Greenpeace banner. A woman lives in a giant redwood tree for six months to prevent old-growth forest logging. The environment has many defenders, but there are also destroyers. Now the complex and controversial subject of environmental activism is summarized and explained in a single reference work.

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Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.

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