The Environmental Debate Review

“Containing excerpted sections of primary source documents ranging from the Genesis creation account up to the United States’ withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, The Environmental Debate ambitiously attempts to bring together texts that have shaped and influenced American environmental thought. The third edition of The Environmental Debate provides an updated list of documents related to environmental issues in the United States. Building on the previous edition, published in 2011, the third edition includes 185 documents, 17 of which are new to this edition, divided into 8 chronological sections. The documents address environmental issues related to population, land use and property rights, water availability and quality, energy, air quality and climate change, waste management, toxic and radioactive waste, wilderness and wildlife, and fisheries, oceans, and aquatic life. The newly added documents come with a focus on recent controversies and polarization surrounding environmental discourse… the breadth of coverage is impressive and The Environmental Debate provides a useful overview of environmental thought and action in the United States.”
-ARBA, 2018

“This is an excellent resource for high school or college students researching or working on or working with controversial issues.”
-ARBA

“…This second edition updates an extensive analysis of the American environmental movement.”
–Booklist

“…The volume features a larger and more attractive format with a document selection that remains eclectic… High school and college students studying public policy sciences, environmental history, and the sciences will find these documents useful as background to their course of study.”
-Library Journal Choice Outstanding Academic Book

“Highly recommended for undergraduates and up.”
-CHOICE

“This collection of original documents will provide students with a new perspective on controversial environmental issues.”
–The Book Report

“This collection of primary documents examines the evolution of concern about environmental degradation, pollution, and resource conservation in America from the colonial period to the end of the twentieth century. The book, with its broad array of perspectives, will be a welcome resource for students wishing to explore controversial environmental issues from as many different angles as possible.”
–Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment

“This useful update is recommended for public and academic libraries.”
–Booklist

“High school and college students studying public policy sciences, environmental history, and the sciences will find these documents useful as background to their course of study…”
-School Library Journal