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Saving Florida

Author: Leslie Kemp Poole
ISBN: 9780813060811
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In this book Leslie Poole highlights the significant role of women in shaping Florida's environmental movement.

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles

Author: Frederick Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199885958
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Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growing popular awareness of species extinction. Carr championed endangered sea turtles, and his work reflects major shifts in the study of ecology and evolution. A gifted nature writer, his books on the natural history of sea turtles and their habitats in Florida, the Caribbean, and Africa entertained and educated a wide audience. Carr's conservation ethic grew from his field work as well as his friendships with the fishermen who supplied him with many of the stories he retold so engagingly. With Archie Carr as the focus, The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles explores the evolution of the naturalist tradition, biology, and conservation during the twentieth century.

Eco Sonic Media

Author: Jacob Smith
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520286146
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The negative environmental effects of media culture are not often acknowledged: the fuel required to keep huge server farms in operation, landfills full of high tech junk, and the extraction of rare minerals for devices reliant on them are just some of the hidden costs of the contemporary mediascape. Eco-Sonic Media brings an ecological critique to the history of sound media technologies in order to amplify the environmental undertones in sound studies and turn up the audio in discussions of greening the media. By looking at early and neglected forms of sound technology, Jacob Smith seeks to create a revisionist, ecologically aware history of sound media. Delving into the history of pre-electronic media like hand-cranked gramophones, comparatively eco-friendly media artifacts such as the shellac discs that preceded the use of petroleum-based vinyl, early forms of portable technology like divining rods, and even the use of songbirds as domestic music machines, Smith builds a scaffolding of historical case studies to demonstrate how “green media archaeology” can make sound studies vibrate at an ecological frequency while opening the ears of eco-criticism. Throughout this eye-opening and timely book he makes readers more aware of the costs and consequences of their personal media consumption by prompting comparisons with non-digital, non-electronic technologies and by offering different ways in which sound media can become eco-sonic media. In the process, he forges interdisciplinary connections, opens new avenues of research, and poses fresh theoretical questions for scholars and students of media, sound studies, and contemporary environmental history.

The Tangled Roots Of Feminism Environmentalism And Appalachian Literature

Author: Elizabeth Sanders Delwiche Engelhardt
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821415093
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In this study, Elizabeth Engelhardt finds in the work of four women writers from Appalachia, the origins of what is recognized today as ecological feminism - a wide-reaching philosophy that values the connections between humans and non-humans and works for social and environmental justice.

Marjorie Harris Carr

Author: Peggy Macdonald
ISBN: 9780813049359
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This is the first full-length biography of Marjorie Carr, arguably one of Florida's most influential environmental activists, who dedicated her life to the study of science and conserving Florida's wildlife and wild places.

An Everglades Providence

Author: Jack E. Davis
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082033071X
Size: 75.83 MB
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Profiles the suffragist, feminist, and environmentalist who fought for the preservation and protection of the Everglades and won the battle that turned it into a national wilderness area.

America History And Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.