Lect 01 PP outline

Lect 01 PP outline - Understanding Our Environment Why...

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Understanding Our Environment Why Study Environmental Science? Humans inhabit the natural world. Our study of humans has always included the social aspects of humans, as well. We are part of nature We influence it It influences us Introduction Environment: Circumstances or conditions that surround an organism or groups of organisms. The complex of social or cultural conditions that affect an individual or community. Introduction Environmental Science: Systematic study of our environment, and our proper place in it. Interdisciplinary Integrative Natural Sciences Social Sciences Humanities Mission Oriented Environmental Science Historical Perspective Four Distinct Stages Pragmatic Resource Conservation Ethical and Aesthetic Nature Preservation Modern Environmental Movement Global Interconnections Pragmatic Resource Conservation George Perkins Marsh - Man and Nature Influenced Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot. Pragmatic Utilitarian Conservation “Greatest good for the greatest number for the longest time” Multiple Use Policies of USFS. Ethical and Aesthetic Nature Preservation
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course BIOLOGY 118 taught by Professor Richardson during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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