Saving the Planet

The American Response to the Environment in the Twentieth Century

By Hal Rothman
(Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Hardcover, 9781566632881, 224pp.)

Publication Date: January 2000

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Hal Rothman chronicles the American response to the environment in the 20th century, showing how the idea of conservation management was transformed after World War II into a program for quality of life. His cogent narrative history is punctuated throughout with accounts of crucial episodes in the growth of environmentalism Hetch-Hetchy, the Echo Park Dam, the oil spill at Santa Barbara, Love Canal, and others. A thoughtful tracking of the American environmental sympathies during this century. Kirkus Reviews. American Ways Series.

About the Author
Hal Rothman is Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "Among his books are "Devil's Bargains "(1998), "The Greening of a Nation? "(1998), and "Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the 21st Century" (due out in 2002). Mike Davis is Professor of History at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of "City of Quartz "(1992) and "Ecology of Fear "(1998), among other books.
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