Environmental Issues offers insights into the origins of environmental consciousness, the complexities of environmental science, and the sometimes contentious arguments surrounding environmental issues. Included are approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. Entries are organized into chapters that feature a general overview of the chapter's subtopic. The following standard subheads are included in each entry:
All titles contain an introduction to its topic, a chronology of major events associated with the topic, and a general index.
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"The resulting work could be useful either in a reference collection or as a primary text for an undergraduate seminar on environmental topics. Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers."
--Choice, September 2007
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