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Albright, Horace Marden

Robert Cahn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1204 words.

Albright, Horace Marden (06 January 1890–28 March 1987), park service director, was born in Bishop, California, the son of George Albright, a mining engineer, and Mary Marden. He graduated...

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Attitudes and Norms

Elizabeth R. DeSombre.

in Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things

June 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; US Politics. 12820 words.

Many people care about the environment and are in favor of protecting it, but these concerns are imperfect determinants of behavior. There are good reasons for this “value-action gap”:...

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Bass, Robert Perkins

Marc McClure.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; State and Local Government; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1373 words.

Bass, Robert Perkins (11 September 1873–29 July 1960), governor of New Hampshire, conservationist, and labor relations adviser, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Perkins Bass, a...

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Boles, Sir John Dennis [Jack] (1925–2013), colonial administrator and director-general of the National Trust

Merlin Waterson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1227 words.

Boles, Sir John Dennis [Jack] (1925–2013), colonial administrator and director-general of the National Trust, was born on 25 June 1925 at Stepney Tower Nursing Home, Southsea, Portsmouth,...

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Douglas, William O.

L. A. Powe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4380 words.

Douglas, William O. (16 October 1898–19 January 1980), U.S. Supreme Court justice, New Deal administrator, and environmentalist, was born William Orville Douglas in Maine, Minnesota, near...

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Gabrielson, Ira Noel

Susan Glenn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1325 words.

Gabrielson, Ira Noel (27 September 1889–07 September 1977), wildlife biologist and first director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was born in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, the son of Frank...

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Habits and Other Routines

Elizabeth R. DeSombre.

in Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things

June 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; US Politics. 8347 words.

Much of what we do is not the result of carefully planned action. We instead follow simplified decision rules, or routines, adopted—consciously or not—to allow us to engage in daily...

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Incentives

Elizabeth R. DeSombre.

in Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things

June 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; US Politics. 8622 words.

Incentives for environmental behavior are skewed from the beginning: making a good environmental choice is often more costly, or more difficult, than engaging in environment-harming...

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Information

Elizabeth R. DeSombre.

in Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things

June 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; US Politics. 13310 words.

When doing the right environmental thing makes what you are trying to accomplish more costly or more difficult, information alone is insufficient to prioritize environmental benefit. In...

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Marsh, George Perkins

Sylvia B. Larson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1411 words.

Marsh, George Perkins (15 March 1801–23 July 1882), scholar, politician, and diplomat, was born in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of Charles Marsh, a prominent lawyer, and Susan Perkins. The...

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