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United States West Coast [electronic resource] : an environmental history / Adam M. Sowards.

By: Sowards, Adam M.
Contributor(s): ABC-Clio Information Services.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Nature and human societies: Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xx, 393 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781851099092 (hard copy : alk. paper); 1851099093 (hard copy : alk. paper); 9781851099108 (ebook); 1851099107 (ebook).Subject(s): Human ecology -- Pacific Coast (U.S.) -- History | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Pacific Coast (U.S.) | Pacific Coast (U.S.) -- Environmental conditions | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography | �Okologie | Natur | Westk�uste | Umwelt | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: United States West Coast.DDC classification: 304.20979 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Series foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Maps -- A land of upheaval and diversity -- Major forces -- Regions -- Arrival of humans -- Conclusion -- References -- Reciprocity and the indigenous landscape -- Establishing human-ecological regimes -- Conclusion -- References -- Displacement and replacement : establishing new ecological regimes -- Ecological imperialism and revolutions -- Explorations -- Exchanges -- Initial settlements -- Transforming water, changing culture -- Environmental conflict -- Conclusion -- References -- Industrializing nature -- Institutional and intellectual frameworks -- Industrializing mining -- Industrializing agriculture -- Industrializing fisheries -- Industrializing forests -- Conclusion -- References -- Responding to industrialized environments -- Characterizing the conservation movement -- Fisheries, government science, and emerging conservation -- Crusade for reclamation and the illusion of control -- Forests and conservation -- Preservation movement -- Urban environmental change -- Conclusion -- References -- Modern environmental conflicts -- The revision of modern agriculture -- Forest debates -- Energy and protests -- Cities in the modern Far West -- Episodes of conflict : environmental politics in the modern Far West -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- References -- Case studies -- Case study : environment and empire -- the Northwest Fur Trade -- Ecology of otters and beavers -- Initiating the trade in soft gold -- Competitive environments and declining furs -- The end of the fur trade and its consequences -- Conclusion -- References -- Case study : Los Angeles and the problem of water -- The nature of Los Angeles river development -- Solving the problem of too little water -- Solving the problem of too much water -- Postscript -- Conclusion -- References -- Case study : The forests, the owls, and the radicals -- The setting -- Activism in the woods -- Competing authorities -- Resolution : timber summit and the Northwest forest plan -- Conclusion -- References -- Documents -- Important people, events, and concepts -- Chronology -- References and further reading -- Index -- About the author.
Summary: The most up-to-date and insightful overview available on the environmental history of the West Coast of the United States, a region of extraordinary physical beauty distinguished by its inhabitants' efforts to both sustain and exploit their natural resources.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-376) and index.

Series foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Maps -- 1. A land of upheaval and diversity -- Major forces -- Regions -- Arrival of humans -- Conclusion -- References -- 2. Reciprocity and the indigenous landscape -- Establishing human-ecological regimes -- Conclusion -- References -- 3. Displacement and replacement : establishing new ecological regimes -- Ecological imperialism and revolutions -- Explorations -- Exchanges -- Initial settlements -- Transforming water, changing culture -- Environmental conflict -- Conclusion -- References -- 4. Industrializing nature -- Institutional and intellectual frameworks -- Industrializing mining -- Industrializing agriculture -- Industrializing fisheries -- Industrializing forests -- Conclusion -- References -- 5. Responding to industrialized environments -- Characterizing the conservation movement -- Fisheries, government science, and emerging conservation -- Crusade for reclamation and the illusion of control -- Forests and conservation -- Preservation movement -- Urban environmental change -- Conclusion -- References -- 6. Modern environmental conflicts -- The revision of modern agriculture -- Forest debates -- Energy and protests -- Cities in the modern Far West -- Episodes of conflict : environmental politics in the modern Far West -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- References -- 7. Case studies -- Case study : environment and empire -- the Northwest Fur Trade -- Ecology of otters and beavers -- Initiating the trade in soft gold -- Competitive environments and declining furs -- The end of the fur trade and its consequences -- Conclusion -- References -- Case study : Los Angeles and the problem of water -- The nature of Los Angeles river development -- Solving the problem of too little water -- Solving the problem of too much water -- Postscript -- Conclusion -- References -- Case study : The forests, the owls, and the radicals -- The setting -- Activism in the woods -- Competing authorities -- Resolution : timber summit and the Northwest forest plan -- Conclusion -- References -- Documents -- Important people, events, and concepts -- Chronology -- References and further reading -- Index -- About the author.

The most up-to-date and insightful overview available on the environmental history of the West Coast of the United States, a region of extraordinary physical beauty distinguished by its inhabitants' efforts to both sustain and exploit their natural resources.

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