Best of the Books

Best of the Books

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Lively wit and wisdom from the Books columnists in The Environmental Forum, the policy journal for environmental professionals Best of the Books is a series of 60 essays and book reviews originally published in the Environmental Law Institutea€™s policy journal, The Environmental Forum. Written by columnists Oliver A. Houck and G. Tracy Mehan III, two longtime observers and developers of environmental policy, this anthology provides thoughtful and insightful pieces that reflect where we are now in the struggle to harmonize our environmental and economic aspirations. As William D. Ruckelshaus, the first U.S. EPA Administrator, writes in the foreword: qIf you find yourself interested in the environment and thirsting for more information about what is meant by being an environmentalist, this is the book for you. If you want to understand the multitude of complex issues different players in the debatesa€”heroes and villainsa€”then read on. What you will find is the rich and fascinating unfolding of a movement that in its modern form is now over 50 years old.q Best of the Books will serve as an excellent source for anyone needing a canon of recent literature on the modern environmental movement and the legal structures supporting it.Reflections on Recent Literature in Natural Resources and the Environment Oliver Houck, G Tracy Mehann III ... and guidance, including his landmark 1949 collection of essays A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There. ... According to Freyfogle, by the time Leopold died in 1948, a€œHe had bridged the conservationpreservationist split in ways that ... is not strictly preservationist or utilitarian, but guided by a belief that man can help shape a better world with his own hands.

Title:Best of the Books
Author: Oliver Houck, G Tracy Mehann III
Publisher:West Academic - 2015-09-01

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