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Environmentalism: A Global History, 1st edition

  • Ramachandra Guha

Published by Pearson (October 8th 1999) - Copyright © 2000

1st edition

Environmentalism: A Global History

ISBN-13: 9780321011695

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Environmentalism: A Global History is an addition to the popular Longman World History Series, edited by Michael Adas. Written by one of the foremost thinkers on ecological issues relating to South Africa, this new text offers a cross-cultural and global survey of environmental thinking and the movements it has spawned.

In this brief text, Ramachandra Guha identifies commonalities and differences in environmental thinking and activism through case studies. The experiences of areas as diverse as the United States, the former Soviet Union, China, India, Africa, and Brazil provide an excellent overview of each country's strengths and contributions.

Students will find Environmentalism: A Global History to be a lively and engaging study of ideas and debates on a topic that is central to our lives in the twenty-first century.

Table of contents


 1. Going Green.
 2. Back-to-the Land!
 3. The Ideology of Scientific Conservation.
 4. The Growth of the Wilderness Idea.
 Afterward: Some Who Don't Fit.


Prologue: The Age of Ecological Innocence.
5. The Ecology of Affluence.
6. The Southern Challenge.
7. Socialism and Environmentalism.
8. One World or Two?
Bibliographic Essay.

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