Photographs of Environmental Phenomena

Scientific Images in the Wake of Environmental Awareness, USA 1860s-1970s

Since well before the debates about global warming and climate change, images have played an important part in bringing changes in nature and the environment to the attention of the general public. Moreover, most of these images have historic precursors. Gisela Parak illuminates how the synergy of photography and science gave rise to a class of photographs of environmental phenomena in the history of the United States of America, and how these images supported and instructed the scientific pursuit of knowledge, and were furthermore used as a persuasive means for directing public opinion.

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2015-09-04, 256 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3085-5

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Author(s)
Gisela Parak
Book title
Photographs of Environmental Phenomena Scientific Images in the Wake of Environmental Awareness, USA 1860s-1970s
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
256
Features
kart., zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3085-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1557
BIC-Code
HBT JFD AJ PDX
BISAC-Code
HIS000000 PHO005000 SCI034000
THEMA-Code
NHT JBCT AJ PDX
Release date
2015-09-04
Edition
1
Topics
Bild, Kulturgeschichte, Natur, Fotografie, Amerika
Readership
Visual Studies, Art History, American Culture Studies, Environmental Studies, History of Photography
Keywords/Tags
USA, Environmental History, Photography, Science History, »Documerica«, Roy Stryker, Rexford Tugwell, Gifford Hampshire, Timothy O'Sullivan, Clarence King, John Wesley Powell, Cultural History, Nature, History of Science, History

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