9780809015511

The Green Revolution The Environmental Movement 1962-1992

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  • ISBN13:

    9780809015511

  • ISBN10:

    080901551X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-07-01
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang

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Summary

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. The Green Revolutiondocuments the tremendous change in public awareness and attitudes since the publication of Rachel Carson'sSilent Spring. Sale assesses the growth of national environmental organizations and the influence of scientists and their theories about global warming, the greenhouse effect, acid rain, toxic waste, and biodiversity. And he shows how environmental concerns affect all levels of society and much of our government's legislative and regulatory work.

Author Biography

Kirkpatrick Sale, writer and lecturer, is a widely respected environmentalist. In addition to numerous articles, Sale has written some half-dozen books, including Dwellers in the Land and, most recently, The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and Columbian Legacy.

Table of Contents

Timeline
Originsp. 3
Sixties Seedtime, 1962-70p. 11
Doomsday Decade, 1970-80p. 29
The Reagan Reaction, 1980-88p. 47
Endangered Earth, 1988-92p. 71
Prospectsp. 95
Acknowledgmentsp. 109
Bibliographyp. 111
Indexp. 115
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