This new series from Grey House offers in-depth, single volumes that follow the debate, or path, to a decision on a controversial topic as it evolved throughout history. Each volume offers a wide range of opinion essays and editorials, speeches, and journal articles and expert analysis. This volume follows shifting public opinion on the environment. Historian at-large Micah Issitt traces the path of how Americans think about the environment, with each chapter providing insightful commentary on a selected primary source. Drawing from the popular press, key court and legislative battles, scientific research, social activism and opinion polls, this book offers readers mixed sources of information woven together to highlight the overall momentum of developing public opinion around "green" thinking and environmental policy. As commercial and conservation forces compete to shape popular opinion on this issue, readers will see the constant tension between development of natural resources for human benefit and "leaving no trace" thinking in the natural world.