Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism by Peter DauvergneHistorical Dictionary of Environmentalism by Peter Dauvergne

Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism

byPeter Dauvergne

Hardcover | January 22, 2009

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Environmentalism involves hundreds of international environmental groups, thousands of national groups, and tens of thousands of local ones. It also includes hundreds of international agreements, hundreds of national environmental agencies, and countless environmental sections in other organizations-from those in multinational corporations to ones in regional and international organizations. Such environmental concepts as sustainable development, the precautionary principle, corporate social responsibility, and eco-labeling percolate from all of these sources. Every year, new ideas, refinements, policies, institutions, markets, and problems continue to enter into environmental debates and discourses, making it nearly impossible to keep abreast of the changes constantly taking place. With this constant shifting landscape in mind, the Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism strategically skips across issues, concepts, time, organizations, and cultures, not with any pretense of producing a definitive dictionary but rather with the aim of producing an inclusive, wide-ranging, and global history of environmentalism. This goal is accomplished through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries.
Peter Dauvergne is professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Politics at the University of British Columbia.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of EnvironmentalismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.79 × 5.98 × 1.04 inPublished:January 22, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810858045

ISBN - 13:9780810858046

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A great place for undergraduates to start their research on almost any environmental topic....This dictionary allows users to branch out quickly and easily in many directions of environmental research. This compact historical dictionary adds to the wealth of information on the environment and is recommended for academic and large public libraries.