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By Marco Armiero, Lise Sedrez

'Think globally, act in the neighborhood' has turn into a choice to environmentalist mobilization, presenting a more in-depth connection among international matters, neighborhood matters and person accountability. A background of Environmentalism explores this dialectic courting, with ten members from a variety of disciplines delivering a heritage of environmentalism which frames international issues and narrates neighborhood stories.

Each of the chapters during this quantity addresses particular struggles within the heritage of environmental activities, for instance over nationwide parks, species defense, forests, waste, infection, nuclear power and expropriation. a various diversity of environments and environmental actors are coated, together with the groups within the Amazonian wooded area, the antelope in Tibet, atomic energy crops in Europe and oil and politics within the Niger Delta. The chapters reveal how those conflicts make obvious the difficult connections among neighborhood and international, the physique and the surroundings, and tool and nature. A background of Environmentalism tells us a lot approximately alterations of cultural perceptions and methods of construction and eating, in addition to ecological and social alterations.

More than supplying an exhaustive photo of the complete environmentalist move, A heritage of Environmentalism highlights the significance of the event of environmentalism inside neighborhood groups. It bargains a world and polyphonic viewpoint, making it key studying for college students and students of world and environmental historical past and political ecology.

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25 Runte, Yosemite, 79. 26 Worster, Passion, 425. 27 Worster, Passion, 428–453. 28 Runte, Yosemite, 81. 29 Horace Albright as told to Robert Cahn, The Birth of the National Park Service: The Founding Years, 1913–1933 (Salt Lake City, UT: Howe Brothers, 1985), 7. 30 Donald C. Swain, ‘The passage of the National Park Service Act of 1916’, The Wisconsin Magazine of History 50:1 (1966), 6–7. 31 Swain, ‘The passage of the National Park Service Act of 1916’, 9–13. 32 Lary Dilsaver, America’s National Park System: The Critical Documents (New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1994).

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26 Worster, Passion, 425. 27 Worster, Passion, 428–453. 28 Runte, Yosemite, 81. 29 Horace Albright as told to Robert Cahn, The Birth of the National Park Service: The Founding Years, 1913–1933 (Salt Lake City, UT: Howe Brothers, 1985), 7. 30 Donald C. Swain, ‘The passage of the National Park Service Act of 1916’, The Wisconsin Magazine of History 50:1 (1966), 6–7. 31 Swain, ‘The passage of the National Park Service Act of 1916’, 9–13. 32 Lary Dilsaver, America’s National Park System: The Critical Documents (New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1994).

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