Saving the Planet

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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 24, 2000

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.