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First Along the River: A Brief History of the US Environmental Movement

Benjamin Kline

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ISBN 10: 0965502953 / ISBN 13: 9780965502955
Published by Acada Books, 2000
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Title: First Along the River: A Brief History of ...

Publisher: Acada Books

Publication Date: 2000

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 2nd.

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First Along the River is the first concise, accessible, and informative introduction to the U.S. environmental movement that covers the colonial period through 1999. It provides students with a balanced, historical perspective on the history of the environmental movement in relation to major social and political events in U.S. history. The book highlights important people and events, places critical concepts in context, and shows the impact of government, industry, and population on the American landscape. Comprehensive yet brief, First Along the River discusses the religious and philosophical beliefs that shaped Americans' relationship to the environment, traces the origins and development of government regulations that impact Americans' use of natural resources, and shows why popular environmental groups were founded and how they changed over time.

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Benjamin Kline is professor of history at DeAnza College.

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