The Environmental Crisis

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Chronology of Events
A.D.1 World population at 200 million.
1750 World population at 791 million.
1798 Thomas Malthus publishes Essay on the Principle of Population.
1800 World population at 978 million.
1845 Irish potato famine.
1854 Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden.
1859 Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species.
1864 George Perkins Marsh publishes Man and Nature.
1869 Ernst Haeckel first uses the term "ecology" in an address.
1870 The first official wildlife sanctuary is established at Lake Merritt
( California).
1872 Yellowstone, the world's first national park, is established (largely
in northwestern Wyoming).
1892 The oldest and largest nongovernmental environmental organiza-
tion, Sierra Club, is created.
1900 The Lacey Act, a landmark in federal regulation, is passed.
1900 World Population at 1.650 billion.
1903 The first federal wildlife refuge, Pelican Island, Florida, is estab-
lished by President Theodore Roosevelt.

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  • Other Titles in the Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century ii
  • Title Page iii
  • ADVISORY BOARD v
  • Contents vii
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Chronology of Events xvi
  • Chronology of Events xvii
  • The Environmental Crisis Explained 1
  • Notes 24
  • 2 - The Concern for Our Vanishing Wilderness 25
  • 3 - Pollution and the Emergence of Environmentalism 57
  • Notes 86
  • 4 - The Environmental Concern for Overpopulation 89
  • Notes 127
  • 5 - The Concept of a Self-Sustainable System 129
  • Notes 153
  • Biographies: The Personalities Behind the Environmental Crisis 155
  • Notes 165
  • Primary Documents of the Environmental Crisis 167
  • Glossary of Selected Terms 225
  • Annotated Bibliography 235
  • Index 245
  • About the Author 251
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