As individuals, government agencies, corporations, and activist organizations seek to address the impacts of environmental change in the twenty-first century, understanding the long history of human–environment interaction is more important than ever. Follow the rise of the modern conservation movement through unique primary source documents in Gale’s new Environmental History series.
- Track how forces in social and political spheres struggled to balance the good of the public and the planet against the economic exploitation of resources following the Industrial Revolution.
- Discover the environmental impact of colonialism, land use and exploitation, exploration, agriculture, industrial change and urbanization, pollution, and industries such as forestry and mining.
- Trace the development of environmental responses, including land rights, resource usage, international trade rules, environmental protections, and disaster response strategies across the globe.
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