Updating search results...

Search Resources

22 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Another Silent Spring
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

In this virtual exhibition, historian Donald Worster explains how human relations with other animals, wild and domestic, are at the core of a majority of epidemics. In the face of the current coronavirus crisis, he argues that an exclusive focus on human life and economy will keep neither the planet nor ourselves healthy. We must decide “whether we humans can or want to restore and protect the health, not just of ourselves, but also of the planet.”

Subject:
Ecology
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Virtual Exhibitions
Author:
Donald Worster
Date Added:
04/22/2020
Brewing, Industrialization, and London Water Supplies
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Making more beer for eighteenth-century London’s growing population increased the need for clean water. Efforts to guarantee supplies to the brewers had an effect on both urban and rural landscapes.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Richard Unger
Date Added:
06/01/2016
Canine Menace: Feral Dogs, Bison, and Rewilding in the Carpathian Mountains
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This article examines narratives surrounding feral dogs and bison in the Western Carpathians.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Monica Vasile
Stefan Voicu
Date Added:
06/01/2019
City Sanitation Regulations in the Coventry Mayor’s Proclamation of 1421
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

On 25 January 1421, the newly elected mayor of Coventry, England issued a proclamation that gives us insights into medieval urban sanitation concerns and their regulation in the later medieval period.

Subject:
Applied Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine, and Nursing
History
Life Science
Political Science
Social Science
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Dolly Jørgensen
Date Added:
06/01/2012
Drought, Mud, Filth, and Flood: Water Crises in Australian Cities, 1880s–2010s
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

In this exhibition, we invite visitors to consider the historical relationship of “water crises” of various kinds to the development of urban water systems, through the experience of the driest inhabited continent on earth, Australia. We have chosen a range of different departures from water-related business as usual—from shortage to flood, pollution to drainage—in the five mainland Australian state capitals from the late nineteenth century to the present. The part of this exhibition devoted to each city focuses thematically on just one or two kinds of crisis, while the timeline covers a wider range of events in each place.

Subject:
Applied Science
Ecology
Engineering
Environmental Science
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Virtual Exhibitions
Author:
Andrea Gaynor
Daniel Martin
Elizabeth Gralton
Jenny Gregory
Lionel Frost
Margaret Cook
Martin Shanahan
Nathan Etherington
Peter Spearritt
Ruth Morgan
Susan Avey
Date Added:
06/01/2019
Internationalism in the Heart of Africa? The Albert National Park / Virunga National Park
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

The Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) is still partially influenced by imaginaries developed in the 1920s.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Raf De Bont
Date Added:
06/01/2018
A Legacy of Brisbane’s Benchmark Floods of 1893: Creating Dam Dependence
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Brisbane’s 1893 floods shaped water policy in southeast Queensland, creating a dependency on dams.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Environmental Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Margaret Cook
Date Added:
06/01/2017
The Life of Waste
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Everything is waste. Irrespective of their value, all materials and living things eventually become obsolete. At the same time, waste is life. Formerly discarded objects come to second life through reuse or recycling. Waste is one of the most complex, contested, and charged objects we humans deal with in our daily lives. The objects, texts, videos, and podcasts in this collection display the life of waste in six chapters. Historian Simone M. Müller shows how humans produce, move, and conceive of waste. Get to know the power of waste, and learn about the different mechanisms that we have found to cope with the trash in our lives.

Subject:
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Ecology
Environmental Science
History
Life Science
Social Science
Visual Arts
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Virtual Exhibitions
Author:
Simone M. Müller
Date Added:
06/01/2018
Living on Coral Time: Debating Conservation in the Anthropocene
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Coral scientists are dealing with an existential crisis and are divided between hope and despair in their approaches to coral conservation.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Irus Braverman
Date Added:
06/01/2019
The Melting “Crown of the Continent”: Visual History of Glacier National Park
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Detailing the converging human and geological histories of Glacier National Park, US, this article traces the demise of the park's primary attraction, the glaciers.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
History
Physical Science
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Dori Gorczyca
Salma Monani
Sarah Principato
Date Added:
06/01/2018
The Mystery of the Merganser
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

How Australian historical documents resolved questions about an unusual merganser specimen from Korea at the American Museum of Natural History.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Ecology
Life Science
Literature
Social Science
Zoology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Libby Robin
Date Added:
06/01/2017
The New Watch on the Rhine: Anti-Nuclear Protest in Baden and Alsace
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

During the 1970s, anti-nuclear activists in the Upper Rhine Valley worked together to oppose a series of reactor projects planned for their region. Their daring actions drew attention to this rural borderland, spread awareness of the dangers of nuclear energy, and thus furthered the development of national anti-nuclear movements.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Civics
Environmental Studies
History
Political Science
Social Science
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Stephen Milder
Date Added:
06/01/2013
New York Harbor and the Vicious Circle of the Winter of 1917–1918
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Severe winter weather in 1917–1918 paralyzed New York Harbor impacting logistical operations for the Allies in World War I.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Engineering
Environmental Studies
History
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Gerard Fitzgerald
Date Added:
06/01/2020
The Plague of Provence: Early Advances in the Centralization of Crisis Management
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Cindy Ermus argues that the Plague of Provence represents one of the earliest and most pronounced instances of a rigorous, centralized response to disaster.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Health, Medicine, and Nursing
History
Political Science
Social Science
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Cindy Ermus
Date Added:
06/01/2015
The Polluted Past of the Whaling Town Hachinohe
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

The Japanese port city Hachinohe plans to reintroduce commercial whaling, but the city’s troubled past challenges the official narrative.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Science
Maritime Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Fynn Holm
Date Added:
06/01/2020
Promotion and Transformation of Landscapes along the CB&Q Railroad
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This virtual exhibition shows some of the many ways railroads reshaped landscapes of the American West between 1847 and 1965.

Subject:
American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Cultural Geography
History
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Virtual Exhibitions
Author:
Eric D. Olmanson
Date Added:
02/06/2020
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a Book that Changed the World
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This virtual exhibition presents the global reception and impact of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring as well as the book’s legacy in popular culture, music, literature, and the arts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Ecology
History
Journalism
Life Science
Literature
Social Science
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Virtual Exhibitions
Author:
Mark Stoll
Date Added:
02/06/2020
Removing the People: The Creation of Canada’s Kouchibouguac National Park
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

The creation of Kouchibouguac National Park along Canada’s Atlantic coast in the province of New Brunswick came at the cost of removing 1,200 residents from their lands.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Ronald Rudin
Date Added:
06/01/2013
South African Eden – The Kruger National Park
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Striving to create a “South African Eden,” the Kruger National Park was established in 1926 under the leadership of Warden James Stevenson-Hamilton. Since this time, the park has developed into one of the greatest and most renowned game reserves in the world.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Jane Carruthers
Date Added:
06/01/2013
To Dig a Well (in Siberia)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

In 1947, inhabitants of Yakutsk gained access to potable groundwater from below the permafrost layer for the first time.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Engineering
Environmental Studies
Geology
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Provider Set:
Environment & Society Portal:Arcadia
Author:
Pey-Yi Chu
Date Added:
06/01/2017