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1 online resource ([89] p.) : col. ill.
xxii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword / by William Cronon
  • A Global Industry and Global Challenges
  • The Pelagic and the Political
  • World War and the World's Whales
  • Cheaters Sometimes Prosper
  • Melting Down and Muddling Through
  • Save the Whales (for Later)
  • The End of Commercial Whaling
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix: Whaling Data, 1904-1965.
Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry. In Whales and Nations, Kurkpatrick Dorsey tells the story of the international negotiation, scientific research, and industrial development behind these efforts - and their ultimate failure. Whales and Nations begins in the early twentieth century, when new technology revived the fading whaling industry and made whale hunting possible on an unprecedented scale. By the 1920s, declining whale populations prompted efforts to develop "rational" - what today would be called sustainable - whaling practices. But even though almost everyone involved with commercial whaling knew that the industry was on an unsustainable path, Dorsey argues that powerful economic, political, and scientific forces made failure nearly inevitable. Based on a deep engagement with diplomatic history, Whales and Nations provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing international conservation projects. This history has profound implications for today's pressing questions of global environmental cooperation and sustainability. Kurkpatrick Dorsey is associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295993119 20160612
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xiii, 356 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Took Creek Saddle, southwestern Montana, August 1971
  • The forests of the Bitterroot : 1878-1930
  • Pinchot's corps : 1881-1924
  • From the Snake to the Selway : 1924-1935
  • Protection forest : 1935-1939
  • Forests for the people : 1937-1941
  • To manage and conserve : 1941-1954
  • Timber boom : 1941-1955
  • The life of the community : 1943-1952
  • Holding the Line : 1948-1958
  • Redeeming the forest : 1955-1962
  • Staking Out the Selway : 1939-1967
  • A Fighting Democratic Faith : 1964-1969
  • Collision course : 1965-1969
  • Engineering the Resistance : 1969-1970
  • Under the microscope : 1970
  • A Function of the University : 1971
  • Forestry on Trial : 1970-1971
  • Reporters to the scene : 1971-1973
  • Maneuvers and negotiations : 1971-1974
  • Charting a Workable Future : 1971-1976
  • Legacy of a Conflict : 1976-2006
  • Afterword.
Green Library
ix, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Keeping Oregon Green is a new history of the signature accomplishments of Oregon's environmental era: the revitalization of the polluted Willamette River, the Beach Bill that preserved public access to the entire coastline, the Bottle Bill that set the national standard for reducing roadside litter, and the nation's first comprehensive land use zoning law. To these case studies is added the largely forgotten tale of what would have been Oregon's second National Park, intended to preserve the Oregon Dunes as one of the country's first National Seashores. Through the detailed study of the historical, political, and cultural contexts of these environmental conflicts, Derek Larson uncovers new dimensions in familiar stories linked to the concepts of "livability" and environmental stewardship. Connecting events in Oregon to the national environmental awakening of the 1960s and 1970s, the innovative policies that carried Oregon to a position of national leadership are shown to be products of place and culture as much as politics. While political leaders such as Tom McCall and Bob Straub played critical roles in framing new laws, the advocacy of ordinary citizens-farmers, students, ranchers, business leaders, and factory workers-drove a movement that crossed partisan, geographic, and class lines to make Oregon the nation's environmental showcase of the 1970s. Drawing on extensive archival research and source materials, ranging from poetry to congressional hearings, Larson's compelling study is firmly rooted in the cultural, economic, and political history of the Pacific Northwest. Essential reading for students of environmental history and Oregon politics, Keeping Oregon Green argues that the state's environmental legacy is not just the product of visionary leadership, but rather a complex confluence of events, trends, and personalities that could only have happened when and where it did.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870718717 20170227
Green Library


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