Arun Dayanandan reviews Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie: Australia, America, and the Environment by C.J.A. Bradshaw, P.R. Ehrlich.

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Date of Publication: November 29, 2016

Year of Publication: 2016

Publisher: Elsevier

Author(s): Arun Dayanandan

Journal: Biological Conservation

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Arun Dayanandan reviews Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie: Australia, America, and the Environment (University of Chicago Press, 2015) by Corey J.A. Bradshaw and Paul R. Ehrlich:

In Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie, Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Paul R. Ehrlich reveal the many similarities between the two nations’ environments and the human response to them. These two prominent and well-established scientists, hailing from opposite ends of the globe, carefully dissect the multitude of political, social, and ecological factors that shaped the creation of similar and oft-times reckless environmental policies of the two nations.

Quoting Rachel Carson and giving numerous examples along the way, the authors document the unapologetically intensive exploitation of the landscape, and successively weak efforts at “environmental protection.”

Those with journal access to Biological Conservation can find the full review here. More information about Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie is available in the MAHB Library.

 

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