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The American environment revisited : environmental historical geographies of the United States /

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  • ISBN: 9781442269965
  • ISBN: 1442269960
  • ISBN: 9781442269972
  • ISBN: 1442269979
  • Physical Description: print
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    xxiv, 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Nature gone wild -- Toward a historical geography of human-invasive species relations: How Kudzu came to belong In the American South / Derek H. Alderman -- Unruly domestic environments: Do-it-yourself pesticides, gender, and regulation in Post-World War II homes / Dawn Biehler -- From noble stag to suburban vermin: The return of deer to the Northeast United States / Bob Wilson -- Parks and recreation -- Wild, unpredictable, and dangerous: A historical geography of hazards and risks in U.S. National Parks / Yolonda Youngs -- Migration and social justice in wilderness creation / Katie Algeo and Collins Eke -- Racialized assemblages and state park design in the Jim Crow South / William E. O'Brien -- Shredding mountain lines: GoPro, mobility, and the spatial politics of outdoor sports / Annie Gilbert Coleman -- Living in the city -- Frederick Law Olmsted's abandoned San Francisco Park plan / Terence Young -- Inventing Phoenix: Land use, politics, and environmental justice / Abigail M. York and Christopher G. Boone -- Fresh kills landfill: Landscape to wastescape to ecoscape / Martin V. Melosi -- Transforming the environment -- Progressive legacy: Fred Besley and the rise of professional forestry in Maryland / Geoffrey L. Buckley -- Gold vs. grain: Oblique ecologies of hydraulic mining in California / Gareth Hoskins -- Bridging the Florida Keys: Engineering an environmental transformation, 1904-1912 / K. Maria D. Lane -- Florida's springs: Growth, tourism, and politics / Christopher F. Meindl -- Eye on nature -- Reconsidering the sublime: Images and imaginative geographies in American environmental history / Finis Dunaway -- American environmental photography / Steven Hoelscher -- Environments of the imagination / Dydia DeLyser.
Summary, etc.: This innovative book provides a dynamic--and often surprising--view of the range of environmental issues facing the United States today. A distinguished group of scholars examines the growing temporal, spatial, and thematic breadth of topics historical geographers are now exploring. Seventeen original chapters examine topics such as forest conservation, mining landscapes, urban environment justice, solid waste, exotic species, environmental photography, national and state park management, recreation and tourism, and pest control. Commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the seminal work The American Environment: Interpretations of Past Geographies, the book clearly shows much has changed since 1992. Indeed, not only has the range of issues expanded, but an increasing number of geographers are forging links with environmental historians, promoting a level of intellectual cross-fertilization that benefits both disciplines. As a result, environmental historical geographies today are richer and more diverse than ever. The American Environment Revisited offers a comprehensive overview that gives both specialist and general readers a fascinating look at our changing relationships with nature over time.
Subject: United States -- Historical geography
Environmental geography -- United States
United States -- Environmental conditions
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