Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History

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INDEX
Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
A
Abbey, Edward, 201
Abilene, KS, 129–130
Addams, Jane, 157–159, 170
Adirondack Mountains, 62
Advertising, 180–182, 208, 222–223
African Americans, 256. See also Slavery; Slaves
in the South after Emancipation, 103, 104, 106, 115, 170
Agriculture, 39. See also Fruit; Irrigation; Plantations; Soil depletion; Soil erosion; specific crops
advantages of, in U.S., 4, 7
commercialization of, 48–50, 175, 177–183, 188–189
dryland, 134–136
federal policies toward, 59–60, 134, 136, 137, 187–188
Indian, 15–16
in New England, 15, 16, 26–27, 39–51
on outskirts of cities, 162–163, 178–179, 189
overseas, 266–267, 268–271
railroads and, 61, 101, 178
Air conditioning, 221
Air pollution, 222, 234, 251, 252
Alabama, 18, 83–86, 103, 106
Alaska, 236
Alexander, George, 258–259
Algonquian Indians, 17, 28
Al tam aha River, 76
Amazon region, 262, 272–273
American Revolution, 45
American River, 120
Amherst, Gen. Jeffrey, 28
Amoebic dysentery, 25
Animal Kingdom, 283–284
Anthropocentrism, xi, 141
Antibiotics, 195–196, 202, 203
Anti-unionism, 198, 203
Appalachia, 113–115, 242
Apples, 45
Apricots, 183
Arizona, 146–147. See also Grand Canyon
Arkansas, 18, 97, 203
Armour company, 192
Assembly lines, 191. See also “Disassembly lines”
Atlanta, GA, 157
Atlantic Ocean, 22, 170
Atomic Energy Commission, 264
Audubon Society, 246, 253
Automobiles, xi, 163, 206–213, 273. See also Gasoline; Roads; Tires
emissions from, 206, 208, 209–210, 211, 275–276

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Down to Earth *
  • Prologue - Rocks and History 2
  • Part One - Chaos to Simplicity 9
  • 1 - Wilderness under Fire 11
  • 2 - A Truly New World 21
  • 3 - Reflections from a Woodlot 39
  • Part Two - Rationalization and Its DisContents 53
  • 4 - A World of Commodities 55
  • 5 - King Climate in Dixie 71
  • 6 - The Great Food Fight 89
  • 7 - Extracting the New South 99
  • 8 - The Unforgiving West 116
  • 9 - Conservation Reconsidered 138
  • 10 - Death of the Organic City 157
  • Part Three - Consuming Nature 173
  • 11 - Moveable Feast 175
  • 12 - The Secret History of Meat 190
  • 13 - America in Black and Green 206
  • 14 - Throwaway Society 226
  • 15 - Shades of Green 239
  • 16 - Planet U.S.A 262
  • Conclusion - Disney Takes on the Animal Kingdom 282
  • Notes 287
  • Bibliography 311
  • Index 333
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