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Environmental History on the Internet
Sections of this outstanding academic resource include: Introduction to the Field ; Societies ; Resources ; Teaching Resources ; Sample Course Syllabi ; General Environmental Education ; Bibliographies/Book Resources ; Discussion Lists ; Government Agencies ; Organizations ; Examples of Local Environmental Histories ; Environmental Justice ; Ethics and Philosophy ; Animal Links.
Created by Carolyn Merchant, Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics, University of California, Berkeley.

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Australian Garden History Society

Australian Mining History Association

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Centre for Environmental History and Policy
Universities of Stirling and St Andrews
"...the UKís first research centre expressly concerned with understanding the relationship between the environment and the human population over the last millennium, and applying this historical research to contemporary issues in environmental policy-making."

Columbia River History
A Changing Columbia Basin, 1770-Present"
Sections include: The Columbia Basin in 1770 ; The Columbia Basin in 1940 ; The Columbia Basin Now ; Other Salmon Links.
"This information is available as a free Oregon Sea Grant publication"

Environmental History of Latin America
An online bibliography with "over 300 references, among articles, books, videos and WebPages in English, Spanish and Portuguese."
Edited by John Wirth and Lise Sedrez of Stanford University and JosÈ Drummond of Universidade Federal Fluminense

Environmental Movement Timeline
A History of the American Environmental Movement

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
"...documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage. The collection consists of 60 books and pamphlets, 140 Federal statutes and Congressional resolutions, 34 additional legislative documents, excerpts from the Congressional Globe and the Congressional Record, 360 Presidential proclamations, 170 prints and photographs, 2 historic manuscripts, and a two-part motion picture."

Harvesting the West: Agriculture, Mariculture, and the Fur Trade in the West
"Under Texts you will find examples of primary texts, such as memoirs of Mountain Men, or secondary texts, such as critical essays or historical studies. Under Links to Other Sites, you will find a collection of links to sites dealing with various topics related to Western agriculture, mariculture, and fur trading. Finally, under Images, you will find direct links to pictures available online."
By Catherine Lavender, Department of History, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York

The Hudson's Bay Company Archives
"...offers a wealth of information on the human and natural history of western and northern Canada and the western USA. Whether you are an historian, genealogist, ethnologist, environmental scientist or land claims researcher..."
Description of the print collection with on-line research and finding aids.

Imaging Everest
"To mark the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953, the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) in conjunction with the British Council in Nepal has created an exhibition called Imaging Everest> from its collection of approximately 20,000 photographs taken on the nine Mount Everest Expeditions between 1921 and 1953. These expeditions were jointly organized by the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club. The exhibition shows the importance of the landscape and people of the Himalayan region and tells the story of those involved in the first attempts to climb Everest ...This website provides an online version of the Imaging Everest exhibition and enables people all over the world to share this remarkable collection of photographs.
Sections include: The History of Everest ; Everest Expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s ; Tibetan People ; Religion in Tibet and Nepal ; Nepal in the 1950s ; Sherpas ; Tenzing and Hillary ; Mount Everest Expedition 1953 ; Biographies ; Everest Slideshow.
- The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Land Use History of North America
"This web site addresses some of these questions for several regions of North America. More importantly, it strives to convey the importance of a historical context for understanding ongoing changes in land cover and land use. Each section has been written by researchers for the non-specialist and reviewed independently by peer scientists."
U.S. Geological Survey

  • "In the Midst of a Loneliness"
    The Architectural History of the Salinas Missions
    Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Historic Structures Report.
    Southwest Cultural Resources Center, Professional Papers No. 15., National Park Service.
    By James E. Ivey, 1988
  • OoSthoek's Environmental History Homesite
    "A further aim of this site is to provide a tool to access resources and information with regard to environmental history on the internet. These include links to relevant environmental history websites, a list of forthcoming events such as calls for papers, conference announcements and other news, bibliograhies and other resources."

    A Romantic Natural History
    "A website designed to survey the relationships between literary works and natural history in the century before Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859)."
    By Ashton Nichols, Dept. of English, Dickinson College

    Henry D. Thoreau (1817-1742)

    Thoreau, Walden, and the Environment
    Sections include: Thoreau Home ; Walden Woods Project ; Thoreau Society ; Thoreau Institute.

    American Transcendentalism Web
    "This interlinked hypertext was initiated in Spring 1999 by Virginia Commonwealth University graduate students studying in Professor Ann Woodlief's class in Studies in American Transcendentalism. It is a work in progress, and submissions of papers, texts and notes on them, and links are gladly welcomed..."
    Sections include: Authors & Texts ; Roots & Influences ; Ideas & Thought ; Criticism ; Resources & Bibliographies ; Communication Center.



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