Subject: Science / Environmental Science

Subject: Science / Environmental Science

Comments

Conservation And The Gospel Of Efficiency

|9780822957027|The Progressive Conservation Movement, 1890–1920|The relevance and importance of Samuel P. Hay's book, Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency, has only increased over time. Written almost half a century ago, it offers an invaluable history of the conservation movement's origins, and provides an excellent context for understanding contemporary enviromental problems and possible solutions. Against a background of rivers, forests, ranges, and public lands, this book defines two conflicting political processes: the demand for an integrated, controlled development guided by an elite group of scientists and technicians and the demand for a looser system allowing grassroots impulses to have a voice…

Read more

Comments

Traditional and Modern Natural Resource Management in Latin America

|9780822957034|This book identifies a major problem facing developing nations and the countries and sources that fund them: the lack of attention and/or effective strategies available to prevent farmers in underdeveloped and poorly endowed regions from sinking still deeper into poverty while avoiding further degradation of marginal environments. The contributors propose an alliance of scientific knowledge with native skill as the best way to proceed, arguing that folk systems can often provide effective management solutions that are not only locally effective, but which may have the potential for spatial diffusion. While this has been said before, the volume makes one of…

Read more

Comments

Conquering Nature

|9780822957218|The Enviromental Legacy of Socialism in Cuba| Conquering Nature provides the only book-length analysis of the environmental situation in Cuba after four decades of socialist rule, based on extensive examination of secondary sources, informed by the study of development and environmental trends in former socialist countries as well as in the developing world. It approaches the issue comprehensively and from interdisciplinary, comparative, and historical perspectives. Based on the Cuban example, Díaz-Briquets and Pérez-López challenge the concept that environmental disruption was not supposed to occur under socialism since it was alleged that guided by scientific policies, socialism could only beget environmentally…

Read more

Comments

Models Of Nature

|9780822957331|Ecology, Conservation, and Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia|Models of Nature studies the early and turbulent years of the Soviet conservation movement from the October Revolution to the mid-1930s—Lenin’s rule to the rise of Stalin. This new edition includes an afterword by the author that reflects upon the study's impact and discusses advances in the field since the book was first published.| Douglas R. Weiner| Russian and East European Studies| History / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union History / General Science / Environmental Science

Read more

Comments

A History of Environmental Politics Since 1945

|9780822957478|An overview of contemporary environmental affairs, from 1940s to the present—with an emphasis on nature in an urbanized society, land developments, environmental technology, the structure of environmental politics, environmental opposition, and the results of environmental policy.| Samuel P. Hays|| Science / Environmental Science Science / General

Read more