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The Resource Crisis of the wasteful nation : empire and conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America, Ian Tyrrell

Crisis of the wasteful nation : empire and conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America, Ian Tyrrell

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Crisis of the wasteful nation : empire and conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America
Title
Crisis of the wasteful nation
Title remainder
empire and conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America
Statement of responsibility
Ian Tyrrell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Long before people were “going green” and toting reusable bags, the Progressive generation of the early 1900s was calling for the conservation of resources, sustainable foresting practices, and restrictions on hunting. Industrial commodities such as wood, water, soil, coal, and oil, as well as improvements in human health and the protection of “nature” in an aesthetic sense, were collectively seen for the first time as central to the country’s economic well-being, moral integrity, and international power. One of the key drivers in the rise of the conservation movement was Theodore Roosevelt, who, even as he slaughtered animals as a hunter, fought to protect the country’s natural resources. In Crisis of the Wasteful Nation, Ian Tyrrell gives us a cohesive picture of Roosevelt’s engagement with the natural world along with a compelling portrait of how Americans used, wasted, and worried about natural resources in a time of burgeoning empire. Countering traditional narratives that cast conservation as a purely domestic issue, Tyrrell shows that the movement had global significance, playing a key role in domestic security and in defining American interests around the world. Tyrrell goes beyond Roosevelt to encompass other conservation advocates and policy makers, particularly those engaged with shaping the nation’s economic and social policies—policies built on an understanding of the importance of crucial natural resources. Crisis of the Wasteful Nation is a sweeping transnational work that blends environmental, economic, and imperial history into a cohesive tale of America’s fraught relationships with raw materials, other countries, and the animal kingdom"--amazon.com
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Tyrrell, Ian R
Dewey number
333.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
S930
LC item number
.T97 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Umweltschutz
  • USA
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Crisis of the wasteful nation : empire and conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America, Ian Tyrrell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The origins of alarm. Alarmism and the wasteful nation ; American conservation and the "world movement": networks, personnel, and the international context -- The new empire and the rise of conservation. Colonies, natural resources, and geopolitical thought in the new empire ; Encountering the tropical world: the impact of empire ; Energy and empire: shadows of the fossil fuel revolution ; Dynamic geography: irrigation, waterways, and the inland empire ; The problem of the soils and the problem of the toilers ; Conservation, scenery, and the sustainability of nature ; Lessons for living: Irving Fisher, national vitality, and human conservation -- The global vision of Theodore Roosevelt and its fate. To the halls of Europe: the African safari and Roosevelt's campaign to conserve nature (while killing it) ; Something big: Theodore Roosevelt and global conservation ; "A senseless and mischievous fad?": from alarm to sobriety as a nation takes stock -- Epilogue. The present, the future, and the power of contingency in human life
Control code
ocn871670487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780226197760
Lccn
2014023240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226197760
  • (OCoLC)871670487
Label
Crisis of the wasteful nation : empire and conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America, Ian Tyrrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of alarm. Alarmism and the wasteful nation ; American conservation and the "world movement": networks, personnel, and the international context -- The new empire and the rise of conservation. Colonies, natural resources, and geopolitical thought in the new empire ; Encountering the tropical world: the impact of empire ; Energy and empire: shadows of the fossil fuel revolution ; Dynamic geography: irrigation, waterways, and the inland empire ; The problem of the soils and the problem of the toilers ; Conservation, scenery, and the sustainability of nature ; Lessons for living: Irving Fisher, national vitality, and human conservation -- The global vision of Theodore Roosevelt and its fate. To the halls of Europe: the African safari and Roosevelt's campaign to conserve nature (while killing it) ; Something big: Theodore Roosevelt and global conservation ; "A senseless and mischievous fad?": from alarm to sobriety as a nation takes stock -- Epilogue. The present, the future, and the power of contingency in human life
Control code
ocn871670487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780226197760
Lccn
2014023240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226197760
  • (OCoLC)871670487

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