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A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations - Barbara K. Rodes

A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations

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Published: 18th November 1997
For Ages: 22+ years old
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"Three months of camp life on Lake Tahoe would restore an Egyptian mummy to his pristine vigor, and give him an appetite like an alligator. I do not mean the oldest and driest mummies, of course, but the fresher ones. The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? -- it is the same the angels breathe." -- Mark Twain, Roughing It

Here are more than 3,700 quotations in 143 categories -- from Acid Rain to Zoos -- that provide a comprehensive collection of the wise and witty observations about our natural environment, The Dictionary of Environmental Quotations will delight, provoke, and inform readers. It is at once stimulating, entertaining, and enlightening, with quotations that provide a complete range of human thought about nature and the environment. Quotations have been drawn from a variety of documented sources, including poems, proverbs, slogans, radio, and television, congressional hearings, magazines, and newspapers. The authors of the quotes range from a philosopher in pre-Christian times to a contemporary economist, from a poet who speaks of forests to an engineer concerned with air pollutants.

Organized into 143 topic areas such as Air, Conservation, Forests, Greenhouse Effect, History, Nuclear Energy, Water, Wildlife, and other subjects. The Dictionary of Environmental Quotations presents a sweeping look at the history of environmentalism as well as the issues and topics that are debated today. It includes two indexes, one by subject and one by author.

Fascinating and original... I cannot imagine a reference work so useful to those concerned with man's place in the natural world. -- Charles E. Little * Wilderness *

Preface
Acid rainp. 1
Aestheticsp. 2
Affluencep. 5
Agriculturep. 6
Airp. 9
Air pollutionp. 10
Animal rightsp. 14
Automobilesp. 15
Biodiversityp. 17
Biotechnologyp. 20
Birdsp. 21
Chemicalsp. 22
Citiesp. 24
Citizen actionp. 26
Climatep. 29
Coastsp. 30
Common resourcesp. 31
Conservationp. 33
Conservation movementp. 38
Consumerismp. 40
Dams and water projectsp. 42
Deforestationp. 44
Deserts and desertificationp. 46
Developersp. 47
Drinking waterp. 48
Earthp. 26
Earth Dayp. 54
Ecologistsp. 55
Ecologyp. 56
Economic growthp. 60
Economicsp. 62
Economics, GNPp. 64
Economics, incentivesp. 65
Economics, steady-statep. 65
Economics, valuationp. 66
Ecosystemsp. 67
Educationp. 68
Endangered speciesp. 69
Energyp. 74
Energy conservationp. 77
Energy policyp. 78
Engineersp. 80
Environmentp. 81
Environmental degradationp. 82
Environmental impactsp. 86
Environmentalistsp. 88
Environmental movementp. 94
Estuariesp. 102
Ethicsp. 103
Fisheriesp. 107
Forestryp. 108
Forestsp. 109
Futurep. 111
Gaia hypothesisp. 113
Global environmentp. 114
Governmentp. 116
Greenhouse effectp. 120
Green Revolutionp. 121
Groundwaterp. 122
Hazardous wastesp. 123
Healthp. 124
Highwaysp. 125
Historic preservationp. 127
Historyp. 128
Holismp. 129
Human adaptationp. 131
Humankind and environmentp. 133
Humankind and naturep. 142
Huntingp. 150
Indigenous peoplep. 153
Indoor environmentp. 155
Industryp. 156
Insectsp. 159
International developmentp. 160
International governancep. 163
Landp. 165
Land usep. 169
Lawp. 172
Lifestylep. 175
Limitsp. 176
Miningp. 180
Mountainsp. 181
National parksp. 182
National securityp. 184
Natural disastersp. 185
Natural resourcesp. 185
Naturep. 189
Nature, control ofp. 196
Noisep. 199
Nuclear energyp. 202
Ocean pollutionp. 206
Oceansp. 207
Oil and gasp. 209
Oil spillsp. 211
Open spacep. 211
Outer spacep. 212
Ozone layerp. 213
Parksp. 214
Pesticidesp. 216
Planning, foresightp. 217
Planning, land usep. 219
Plantsp. 220
Politicsp. 222
Pollutionp. 225
Pollution controlp. 228
Pollution preventionp. 229
Populationp. 231
Population controlp. 235
Population impactsp. 238
Povertyp. 242
Public landsp. 243
Quality of lifep. 245
Radiationp. 248
Recreationp. 249
Recyclingp. 250
Regulationp. 251
Religionp. 253
Riskp. 256
Riversp. 258
Rural areasp. 260
Sciencep. 261
Soilp. 262
Solar energyp. 265
Solid wastesp. 266
Suburbsp. 268
Sustainable developmentp. 270
Technologyp. 271
Tourismp. 275
Townsp. 276
Treesp. 277
Tropical forestsp. 279
Urban environmentp. 280
Waste and wastesp. 284
Waterp. 285
Water pollutionp. 288
Weatherp. 290
Wetlandsp. 291
Wildernessp. 292
Wildlifep. 298
Wildlife refugesp. 303
Workplace environmentp. 303
Zoningp. 305
Zoosp. 306
Author indexp. 309
Subject indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780801857386
ISBN-10: 0801857384
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 18th November 1997
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.5