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The Akiing Ethic

John Hausdoerffer.

in Wildness

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4151 words.

Based on an exploration of the question “what kind of ancestor do you want to be,” this chapter compares Aldo Leopold’s notions of wildness with those of White Earth Land Recovery Project...

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Amphibians

Kristina A. Schierenbeck.

in Phylogeography of California

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 3163 words.

Anurans were common in western North America by the Paleocene, and Caudates were likely present by the Eocene. Both lineages are sensitive to changes in temperature and moisture, and...

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Arizona

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

in High and Dry

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 7516 words.

After examining one of the world’s worst case scenarios, the book turns to the state of Arizona that has one of the world’s more progressive groundwater management programs. After years of...

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Arsenic

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

in High and Dry

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4205 words.

This chapter begins with what has been called “the largest poisoning of a population in history,” as a result of arsenic poisoning from wells in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. The...

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Audubonian Sketches

R[obert] W. Shufeldt.

in Spare the Birds!

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 3488 words.

This chapter reproduces Robert W. Shufeldt's (1850–1934) description of Audubon's early drawings in The Audubon Magazine (volume 1, issue 12 [January 1887] and volume 2, issue 1 [February...

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Back to Nature

Benjamin Heber Johnson.

in Escaping the Dark, Gray City

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 9813 words.

This chapter demonstrates how conservationists pursued their central goal—a material balance and psychic renewal with a nature they thought endangered—in private lives as well as public...

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Back to the Future

John N. Kittinger, Joshua E. Cinner, Shankar Aswani and Alan T. White.

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 10969 words.

In many parts of the world, marine resource governance systems include aspects of customary marine tenure and traditional sociocultural institutions for resource management. These practices...

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Banned

Frederick Rowe Davis.

November 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 288 pages.

Rachel Carson's eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and...

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The Bard’s Bird; or, The Slings and Arrows of Avicultural Hegemony

Charles Mitchell.

in Trash Animals

May 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4576 words.

Charles Mitchell examines the starling’s introduction to America as one man’s attempt to introduce every bird species mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays. Since then Starlings have become one...

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A Barren and Fruitful Land

James C. Scott.

in A Golden Weed

August 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 12949 words.

This chapter focuses on postwar bright tobacco production. Yellow tobacco offered the promise of prosperity for both farmers and capital-intensive agribusinessmen. While certain cultivation...

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