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History : Environmental: Books & eBooks

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for environmental history.

Selected eBooks on Environmental History

Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge
Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West
Embattled River : The Hudson and Modern American Environmentalism
Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle
Inevitably Toxic : Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise
Scorched Earth: Environmental Warfare as a Crime against Humanity and Nature
Plutopia : Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters
As Long As Grass Grows : The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock
Toxic Debt: An Environmental Justice History of Detroit
The Contamination of the Earth: A History of Pollutions in the Industrial Age
Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters
Nature and the Iron Curtain: Environmental Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries, 1945–1990
Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan
Mercury, Mining, and Empire: The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes
The Age of Smoke: Environmental Policy in Germany and the United States, 1880-1970
The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964
Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan
Evolution of a Movement : Four Decades of California Environmental Justice Activism

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