Water Rights and the Environment in the United States A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: John R. Burch Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838038
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This sweeping study traces the development of water policy in the United States from the 19th century to the present day, exploring the role of legislation in appropriating access to water to the American people. • Addresses recent events including the handling of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf • Consolidates difficult-to-locate documents on United States water policy • Covers topics as diverse as water doctrine, water rights, pollution control, wildlife conservation, invasive species regulation, and environmental damage mitigation • Describes the impact of climate change on water supply and safety • Focuses solely on the water issues affecting the United States

Poverty in the United States A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: John R. Burch Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440858500
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This collection of documents contextualizes the ways in which Americans have addressed the evolving challenges of poverty throughout U.S. history. Each document is accompanied by an analysis that both summarizes its content and considers its impact. • Analyzes primary documents to provide useful context in such areas as labor law, health care, housing, and family assistance • Emphasizes state and local responses to poverty from the Founding Fathers through the early 20th century • Devotes a chapter to Native Americans and the Indian removal policies and reservation system • Features legislation, reports, court cases, and speeches • Includes sidebars that highlight individuals or events related to the relevant time period, a guide to related documents, a chronology, and a bibliography

Modern Slavery A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Laura J. Lederer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844992
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides a sobering look at modern-day slavery—which includes sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and other forms of forced labor—and documents the development of the modern-day anti-slavery movement, from early survivor voices to grassroots activism, to the passage of U.S. and international anti-slavery laws. • Presents an accurate and comprehensive account of the size and scope of modern slavery in the United States and around the world • Uses primary source materials to illuminate efforts by human rights organizations, lawmakers, and slavery survivors to combat human trafficking and rescue millions of men, women, and children from lives of backbreaking labor, forced prostitution, and other forms of enslavement • Illustrates how early survivor voices catalyzed the new abolitionist movement—that the brave actions of a few have benefited thousands of victims of human trafficking

Arab Israeli Conflict A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Priscilla Roberts
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440843910
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Covering the Arab-Israeli conflict from its origins to the present, this valuable resource traces the evolution of this ongoing, seemingly unresolvable dispute through a wide array of primary source documents. • Allows a wide audience of readers—from high school and college students to general readers—to understand the complex roots of the conflicting claims to the territory of Palestine • Places the Arab-Israeli conflict in the broader international context of World Wars I and II and the Cold War, providing readers with an appreciation of why so many outside powers have taken an interest in the battle over this territory • Relates the conflict over the territory of Palestine to both the region's imperial and colonial past and the history of 20th-century global decolonization and nationalism • Includes some 90 primary source documents, including major official statements by all parties to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, including Zionists, Israel, the Arab League, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hamas, and Hezbollah as well as Great Britain, France, the League of Nations, the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Quartet • Covers key topics—such as the creation of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent wars of 1956, 1967, and 1973; the impact of Israel's territorial acquisitions in 1967; the international peace negotiations of subsequent years that slowly brought peace settlements between Israel and some Arab states; and the establishment of Palestinian rule in the West Bank and Gaza—in detail

Endangered Species A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Edward P. Weber
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836574
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book uses primary documents as a lens through which to examine historical and present-day efforts to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world. • Analyzes the connections between human behavior, industrialization, modernization, and public policy, and examines the impact of these factors on various species • Integrates a breadth of topics including economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and politics and policymaking • Explores historic events and major points of contention in species protection efforts • Suggests possible policy approaches and reforms that can make existing policies more effective in tackling the challenges of stemming species decline

Vaccination and Its Critics A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Lisa Rosner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841845
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This authoritative and unbiased narrative—supported by 50 primary source documents—follows the history of vaccination, highlighting essential medical achievements and ongoing controversies. • Provides readers with accurate, unbiased accounts of medical breakthroughs and critics • Examines vaccination controversies in a historical and global perspective • Traces compelling parallels between past anti-vaccination movements and those of the present day • Features essential primary documents that highlight historic turning points in vaccine research and implementation • Includes the most up-to-date scientific research on vaccines

9 11 and the War on Terror A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Paul J. Springer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440843341
Format: PDF, ePub
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The attacks of September 11 and the resulting War on Terror have defined the first decade and a half of the 21st century. This text closely examines and analyzes the primary documents that provide the historical background of today's worldwide War on Terror. • Provides introductory commentary as well as in-depth analysis from an expert in the field • Includes a collection of thematically related primary source documents accompanied by adjoined introductions and analyses • Offers a clear synopsis of the arguments utilized by both the United States and Al Qaeda against each other during the War on Terror • Presents sidebars containing details, facts, and figures crucial to understanding the content in question as well as a bibliography that directs readers toward additional resources for further study on the September 11th attacks and the War on Terror

Cadillac Desert

Author: Marc Reisner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440672828
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Author: J. Richard Blanchard
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520032262
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to information sources including abstracts and indexes, library catalogs, government publications, review literature, book reviews, congresses and conferences, dissertations, research in progress, translations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, abbreviations, directories, lists of periodicals, handbooks and yearbooks, works on experimental procedures, and classification systems.