xxv, 774 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9781604264753 hardcover alkaline paper 1604264756 hardcover alkaline paper
This book explores the many ways in which environmental concerns have intersected with issues of energy production and consumption, government regulation, private property rights, conservation, economic growth, and lifestyle choices throughout American history.--[book cover]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Seizing land and riches in the New World (1600-1800) An emerging empire (1800-1850) Conservation gains in an era of frontier conquest (1850-1900) Theodore Roosevelt and the age of conservation (1900-1920) Environmental health in the industrial city (1800-1920) Environmental policy-making during the New Deal (1920-1940) Environmental politics in the age of suburbanization (1940-1960) The "Golden Age" of environmental legislation (1960-1980) Public health and environmental regulation (1980-present) Conservation and land use (1980-present) Energy policy and global climate change.