256 pages, 10.98 × 8.5 × 1 in
August 8, 2003
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0415937817
ISBN - 13: 9780415937818
About the Book
From the transformation of wilderness into farmland to today's environmental diplomacy, this visually exciting atlas analyzes the role of the environment on the social history of the US and Canada.
Color maps, photographs, and charts help explain how the environment influenced human behavior while being transformed by it. Each chapter features detailed, scholarly essays on agriculture, wildlife, forestry, land use, technology, industry, pollution, human habitats, ideology, and politics. Also included are sidebars and bibliographies. Written in a clear, accessible language, this unique reference throws light on all major environmental issues and policies past and present.
From the Publisher
This visually dynamic historical atlas chronologically covers American environmental history through the use of four-color maps, photos, and diagrams, and in written entries from well known scholars.
Organized into seven categories, each chapter covers: agriculture * wildlife and forestry * land use and management * technology and industry * pollution and human heath * human habitats * and ideology and politics.
With valuable reference aids--including bibliographies, sources for further research, an extensive index, and newly designed maps--this is an indispensable tool for students and educators alike.
For a detailed contents, a generous selection of sample articles, and more, visit the websiteAtlas of USand Canadian Environmental Historywebsite.
Also includes 46 color maps.
"Lavishly illustrated... Highly recommended for young adult and adult collections."-"Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Best Reference Title 2003 "The most useful resource book that the field of environmental history has yet created. Combining exceptional vivid maps with relevant visuals, each well-focused essay is a gold mine of information... It is a volume that each environmental professional and educator should make certain is contained in his or her library. This is "the environmental history book that every Environmental Studies program should have in its library or available to its students in the program's library. It will mark an excellent starting point for student research projects... The "Atlas stands out as a tremendous resource for even the general readers and researcher. For environmental historians and professionals, this volume should become the first stop for finding quick answers or details, whether one is preparing a lecture, a political document, or beginning a research paper. Char miller has performed a superb service to the field."-"Environmental History, April 2004 "Well-written... The articles all offer essential insights and are objective and carefully documented... Lavishly illustrated... Includes fascinating sidebars... Anoutstanding addition to environmental history... Highly recommended. All readership levels."-"Choice, January 2004 "Written in clear and accessible language with superb illustrative material in vivid color, this unique res