Lynton Keith Caldwell: An Environmental Visionary And The National Environmental Policy Act

Hardcover | April 8, 2014

byWendy Read Wertz

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This is the story of a visionary leader, Lynton Keith Caldwell, who in the early 1960s introduced the study of the environment and environmental policy at a time when such areas of expertise did not exist. Caldwellwas a principal architect of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 andis recognized as the "inventor" of the Act's important environmental impact statement provisions, now emulated around the world. For the next three decades, Caldwell played a leading role in establishing ethics-based environmental policy and administration as major areas of inquiry in the United States and around the world. Through his tireless global travels, writing, and lectures, and his work with the US Senate, the IUCN, UN, and UNESCO, Caldwell became recognized for his contributions to environmental ethics and the development of strong environmental planning and policy. This engrossing biography is based on interviews the author conducted with Caldwell and on unrestricted access to his memorabilia, photos, and records.

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This is the story of a visionary leader, Lynton Keith Caldwell, who in the early 1960s introduced the study of the environment and environmental policy at a time when such areas of expertise did not exist. Caldwellwas a principal architect of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 andis recognized as the "inventor" of the Act's ...

Wendy Read Wertz has a degree in History and Environmental Studies from Indiana University where she met Caldwell and was captivated by his work and writings. Additionally, she has published several articles on Caldwell.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 8, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253010306

ISBN - 13:9780253010308

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"Wertz has given a signal service in providing the field with a resource through which we can learn about this remarkable scholar. Her coverage of the NEPA, often regarded as the 'Magna Carta' of U.S. environmental policy, is deeply insightful... The field of environmental policy is richer for this
addition." -H-Net Reviews