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The Gentle Subversive

Author : Mark Hamilton Lytle
ISBN : 9780198038535
Genre : Nature
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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring antagonized some of the most powerful interests in the nation--including the farm block and the agricultural chemical industry--and helped launch the modern environmental movement. In The Gentle Subversive, Mark Hamilton Lytle offers a compact biography of Carson, illuminating the road that led to this vastly influential book. Lytle explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision. We follow Carson from her childhood on a farm outside Pittsburgh, where she first developed her love of nature (and where, at age eleven, she published her first piece in a children's magazine), to her graduate work at Johns Hopkins and her career with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Lytle describes the genesis of her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, the incredible success of The Sea Around Us (a New York Times bestseller for over a year), and her determination to risk her fame in order to write her "poison book": Silent Spring. The author contends that despite Carson's demure, lady-like demeanor, she was subversive in her thinking and aggressive in her campaign against pesticides. Carson became the spokeswoman for a network of conservationists, scientists, women, and other concerned citizens who had come to fear the mounting dangers of the human assault on nature. What makes this story particularly compelling is that Carson took up this cause at the very moment when she herself faced a losing battle with cancer. Succinct and engaging, The Gentle Subversive is a story of success, celebrity, controversy, and vindication. It will inspire anyone interested in protecting the natural world or in women's struggle to find a voice in society.

Exploring The Next Frontier

Author : Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
ISBN : 9781317281436
Genre : History
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The 1960s and early 70s saw the evolution of Frontier Myths even as scholars were renouncing the interpretive value of myths themselves. Works like Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War exemplified that rejection using his experiences during the Vietnam War to illustrate the problematic consequences of simple mythic idealism. Simultaneously, Americans were playing with expanded and revised versions of familiar Frontier Myths, though in a contemporary context, through NASA’s lunar missions, Star Trek, and Gerard K. O’Neill’s High Frontier. This book examines the reasons behind the exclusion of Frontier Myths to the periphery of scholarly discourse, and endeavors to build a new model for understanding their enduring significance. This model connects NASA’s failed attempts to recycle earlier myths, wholesale, to Star Trek’s revision of those myths and rejection of the idea of a frontier paradise, to O’Neill’s desire to realize such a paradise in Earth’s orbit. This new synthesis defies the negative connotations of Frontier Myths during the 1960s and 70s and attempts to resuscitate them for relevance in the modern academic context.

Wild Men

Author : Douglas Cazaux Sackman
ISBN : 9780195178524
Genre : History
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Documents the friendship between an early 20th-century founder of American anthropology and a last surviving Native American, describing Ishi's adaptation to modern city life while retaining his inherent culture and Kroeber's subsequent questioning of his profession and civilization.

Program Of The Annual Meeting

Author : American Historical Association
ISBN : UOM:39015074916126
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Program Of The Annual Meeting

Author : American Historical Association. Meeting
ISBN : OSU:32435079285193
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Us A Narrative History Two Volume Set

Author : James West Davidson
ISBN : 0077315391
Genre : History
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For your classes in American History, McGraw-Hill introduces the latest in its acclaimed M Series. The M Series started with your students. McGraw-Hill conducted extensive market research to gain insight into students' studying and buying behavior. Students told us they wanted more portable texts with innovative visual appeal and content that is designed according to the way they learn. We also surveyed instructors, and they told us they wanted a way to engage their students without compromising on high quality content. U*S: A Narrative History tells the story of us, the American people, with all the visually engaging, personally involving material that your students demand. From a trusted author team, this innovative text provides instructors who normally choose either a big or brief book with scholarly, succinct, and conventionally organized core content; a highly readable and unified narrative that is continental in scope; and a magazine format that engages students and helps them connect with the nation's past. More current, more portable, more captivating, plus a rigorous and innovative research foundation adds up to: more learning. When you meet students where they are, you can take them where you want them to be.

Program Of The Annual Meeting American Historical Association

Author : American Historical Association
ISBN : UOM:39015074916118
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.

After The Fact The Art Of Historical Detection

Author : Mark Lytle
ISBN : 0077292693
Genre : History
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For more than twenty-five years, After the Fact has guided students through American history and the methods used to study it. In dramatic episodes that move chronologically through American history, this best-selling book examines a broad variety of topics including oral evidence, photographs, ecological data, films and television programs, church and town records, census data, and novels. Whether for an introductory survey or for a historical methods course, After the Fact is the ideal text to introduce readers, step by step, to the detective work and analytical approaches historians use when they are actually doing history.

Us A Narrative History

Author : Michael Stoff
ISBN : 0077420764
Genre : History
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For your classes in American History, McGraw-Hill introduces the latest edition of U*S: A Narrative History, part of the acclaimed M Series. The M Series started with you and your students. After extensive market research to gain insight into students' learning behavior and instructor’s desired course outcomes, we learned that students want text programs with visual appeal and content designed according to the way they learn. Instructors desire greater student involvement in the course content without compromising on high quality content. From a known and trusted author team, U*S: A Narrative History tells the story the American people, with all the visually engaging, personally involving material that your students want within an engaging magazine format that helps students better connect with the nation's past. Additionally, this innovative text provides instructors with scholarly, succinct, and conventionally organized core content within a unified narrative that is continental in scope. Best of all, the U*S: A Narrative History program now offers Connect History, an innovative online assignment and assessment platform, which combines a fully integrated eBook with powerful learning and teaching tools. Tools that make assessment easier, learning more engaging, and studying more efficient. For example within Connect History, a groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic, LearnSmart, provides a personalized study experience for each student ensuring the mastery of basic chapter content. Additionally with Connect History, engaging interactivities such as Critical Missions immerse students in pivotal historical events, asks them to explore these situations, and then, make recommendations based on their findings. Connect History sharpens students’ analytical skills, increases historical understanding, and improves overall course success. U*S: A Narrative History is more current, more portable, and more captivating. Its rigorous and innovative research foundation, plus Connect History adds up to: more learning. When you meet students where they are, you can take them where you want them to be.

The Complete Wilderness Paddler

Author : James West Davidson
ISBN : PSU:000028119104
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A comprehensive instructional and advisory guidebook, for novice and veteran canoers, on the techniques and procedures of planning, outfitting, and undertaking a wilderness canoeing expedition

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