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|Description:||xvi, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword / by William Cronon --
Part 1. Warnings. "Air pollution in Donora, PA : Epidemiology of the unusual smog episode of October 1948, Preliminary report" ; Paul Shepard, "The place of nature in man's world," The Atlantic Naturalist (1958) ; Howard Zahniser, "Wilderness forever" (1961) ; Rachel Carson, Silent spring (1962) ; Carl Carmer, Testimony before the Federal Power Commission in the matter of Consolidated Edison (1964) --
Part 2. A dying planet. Paul R. Ehrlich, The population bomb (1968) ; Stewart Brand, Whole Earth catalog (1969) ; Jack Newfield, "Lead poisoning : silent epidemic in the slums," Village Voice (1969) ; Daniel W. Hannan, Testimony before the Allegheny County Commissioners (1969) ; United Auto Workers, Letter initiating Down River Anti-Pollution League (1969) ; Dr. N. K. Sanders, "The Santa Barbara oil spill : impact on environment" (1969) ; Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, Annual report, 1969 --
Part 3. Earth Year. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 ; Editorial, National Review Bulletin (1970) ; Citizens Association of Beaufort County, "Is this what you want for South Carolina's waters?" Columbia Record (1970) ; Richard Nixon, "Special message to the Congress on environmental quality" (1970) ; Frank Herbert, "How Indians would use fort," Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1970) ; Barry Commoner, Harvard University lecture (1970) ; Walt Kelly, Pogo poster: "We have met the enemy, and he is us" (1970) ; Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day speech, Denver, Colorado (1970) ; Nathan Hare, "Black ecology," The Black Scholar (1970) ; Letters from schoolchildren to Carl Stokes, Mayor of Cleveland (1970) ; Representative Louis Stokes, Address in Congress supporting Rivers And Harbors And Flood Control Act of 1970 (1970) ; Ray Osrin, "Someday son, all this will be yours," Cleveland Plain Dealer (1970) ; Eleanor Phinney, Letter to the Oregon Environmental Council (1970) ; Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), Public service announcements (1970) ; Clean Air Act Amendments (1970) --
Part 4. Is catastrophe coming? A Select Committee of the University of Montana, "Report on the Bitterroot National Forest" (1970) ; Dale A. Burk, Photograph of the Bitterroot Forest, Montana (1971) ; Governor Ronald Reagan, Remarks before the American Petroleum Institute (1971) ; Dr. Joseph T. Ling, Testimony regarding the Water Pollution Control Act (1971) ; Council of the Southern Mountains, "We will stop the bulldozers" (1972) ; William O. Douglas, Dissent, Sierra Club v. Morton (1972) ; John Maddox, "Is catastrophe coming?," The Doomsday Syndrome (1972) ; Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972) --
Part 5. Continuation. Jimmy Carter, "The energy problem : address to the nation" (1977) ; Robert A. Roland, Statement regarding Superfund (1979) ; A mother's reflections on the Love Canal Disaster (1982) ; Dr. James E. Hansen, Testimony regarding the greenhouse effect and global climate change (1987).
|Series Title:||Weyerhaeuser environmental classics.|
|Responsibility:||edited by David Stradling ; foreword by William Cronon.|
It is a representative collection that can supplement a textbook for American environmental history courses... He rightly sees the years 1968-1972 as pivotal for the modern environmental movement.