The Environmental Crisis

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Index
Abortion, 119-23
Acute effect, 63, 225
Adaptation, 26, 36, 225
Administrative agency, 12, 183-84, 225
Albedo, 74, 77, 225
Allen, Robert, 133
Amoco Cadiz oil spill, xix
Anson, Edward, 33
Anthropocentric ethics, 32-37, 41, 49, 226
Anthroposystem, 132-41, 226
Assimilative capacity, 136, 226
Bacon, Francis, 33
Bill of Rights and U.S. population policies, 111-27
Biocentrics. See Ecocentrics
Biocide, 62-63, 226
Biodegradable, 59-60, 65, 226
Biodiversity: conditions and trends, 25-32; definition, 25, 226; origins of the concern for, 32-41; policies and programs for protecting, 41-55
Biomagnification, 60, 226
Biome, 23
Biosphere: concern for, 25-55; definition, 40, 226; development of global concerns for protecting, 17-24
Biosphere, La, xviii
Birth control policies of the U.S., 115-27
Boulding, Kenneth, 133, 147, 155-56
Bowlby, Sophia, 48
Bromofluorocarbons. See Halons
Brown, Lester, 138, 141, 147, 156-57
Brundland, Gro Harlen, 131, 150-51
Buck v. Bell, 125-26
Buddhism, 40, 41
Bush, George, 83-84
Capitalism, 142
Carbon tetrachloride, 71
Carrying capacity, 96, 137, 227
Carson, Rachel, xviii, 9, 64, 157-58
Catton, William, 137
Chemical manufacturing, 8
Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, xix, 18, 24
China, 41, 107-8

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Table of contents

  • 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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