Classic Edition Sources: Environmental Studies

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Each volume in the Classic Edition Sources series brings together selections of enduring intellectual valueclassic articles, book excerpts, and research studiesthat have shaped a discipline of study. Edited for length and level, the selections are organized topically around the major areas of study within the discipline. Selected World Wide Web sites are included, and an annotated table of contents provides a quick and easy review of the selections. Every Classic Edition Sources volume is supported by an online Instructor's Resource Guide that provides a complete synopsis of each selection, guidelines for discussing the selection in class, and testing materials. For more information, visit the Classic Edition Sources series website (www.mhhe.com/classicedition).

Table of Contents

An Overview of Environmental Studies
Preservation vs. Conservation
from Man and Nature (Charles Scribner, 1864)
from The Mountains of California (Houghton Mifflin, 1916)
from The Fight for Conservation (Doubleday, 1910)
from A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There (Oxford University Press, 1977)
Fundamental Causes of Environmental Problems
"Prehistoric Overkill," in Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution, Martin and Klein (Eds.), University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1984
from "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis," Science (March 10, 1967)
from "The Tragedy of the Commons," Science (December 13, 1968)
from "A Comparison of The Limits to Growth with Thirty Years of Reality," Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion, CSIRO Working Paper Series 2008-09 ( Global Environmental Change, August 2008)
Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services
from Life and Death of the Salt Marsh (Ballantine Books, 1969)
from "Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems," Science (July 25, 1997)
from Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Synthesis. (Island Press, 2005)
Energy and Ecosystems
from "The Annual Energy Budget of an Inland Lake," Ecology, (October 1940)
from Energy and the Environment (McGraw-Hill, 1975)
Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
from "A Generational Challenge to Repower America," speech given at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, DC (July 17, 2008)
from "A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030," Scientific American (November 2009)
Environmental Degradation
Forests, Wilderness, and Wildlife
from Sierra Club v. Morton, U.S. Supreme Court, 405 U.S. 727, 1972
from Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature (W.W. Norton, 1995)
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, from Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 (2010)
from "Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services," Science (November 3, 2006)
from "Rethinking Rain Forests: Biodiversity and Social Justice," Food First Backgrounder (Summer 1995)
from Fumifugium: Or the Inconvenience of the Aer and Smoake of London Dissipated (1661)
from "Controversy at Love Canal," Hastings Center Report (June 1982)
from "Restoring Rivers," Issues in Science & Technology (Winter 2006)
from The Rising Sea (Shearwater, 2009)
Global Warming and Ozone Depletion
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, from Summary for Policymakers: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis: IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (February 2007)
from "The Most Important Number on Earth," Mother Jones (November/December 2008)
Human Health and the Environment
from "Could Food Shortages Bring Down Civilization?" Scientific American (May 2009)
from "Radically Rethinking Agriculture for the 21st Century," Science (February 12, 2010)
from The Pesticide Conspiracy (Doubleday 1978)
from Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment (Addison-Wesley, 1997)
from Our Stolen Future (Dutton, 1996)
Environment and Society
Political and Economic Issues
from "At the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, or Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic," Arizona Law Review (1981). (3rd ed. Acknowledgements page credits Mark Sagoff The Economy of the Earth: Philosophy, Law, and the Environment, Cambridge University Press 1988.)
from "Environmental Justice for All," Crisis (The New), January/February 2003
"Putting a Value on Nature's 'Free' Services," World Watch (January/February 1998)
Population Control Controversies
from "The Human Population Explosion and the Future of Life," The Rewilding Institute, March 11, 2008
from Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control, rev. ed. (South End Press, 1995)
from How Many People Can the Earth Support? (W.W. Norton, 1995)
Environmental Ethics and Worldviews
from "The Ethics of Respect for Nature," Environmental Ethics, (Fall 1981)
from "Women's Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation," in Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva Ecofeminism (Zed Books 1993)
from Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Viking Penguin, 2005)
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