12. From Environmental Conservation to Environmental Movement

Summary:

Readings:

  • Undergraduates: You have the choice to read one of the following two books:
    • Skloot, Rebecca. 2011. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Broadway Books.
    • Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway. 2010. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press.
  • Graduate Students:
    • McNeill, John. 2010. Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914. Cambridge University Press.

Optional Readings

  • Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, Making Modern Science: a Historical Survey (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), 213-35.

Assignments:

  • Undergraduates: write a critical book review of the book that you have read.  Directions for this assignment are available here.  Submit your assignment in the Oncourse Dropbox and in the Assignments tab.
  • Graduate Students
    • Write a critical book review of the book that you have read.  Directions for this assignment are available here.  Submit your book reviews as a blog post on this site.
    • You will do a group PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the book.  You should use the History Publication Report as your template.

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