Losing Eden

An Environmental History of the American West
Product Number: EB00686221
Released: Oct 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118934319
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Losing Eden traces the environmental history and development of the American West and explains how the land has shaped and been shaped by the people who live there. -Discusses key events and topics from the Beringia migration, Columbian Exchange, and federal territorial acquisition to post-war expansion, resource exploitation, and climate change -Structures the coverage around three important themes: balancing economic success and ecological protection; avoiding "the tragedy of the commons"; and achieving sustainability -Contains an accessible, up-to-date narrative written by an expert scholar and professor that supplements a variety of college-level survey or seminar courses on US, American West, or environmental history -Incorporates student-friendly features, including definitions of key terms, suggested reading sections, and over 30 illustrations

Author(s): Sara Dant
Series: Western History
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Aug 29, 2016

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