Green Versus Gold: Sources in California's Environmental History

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Merchant, Carolyn, ed. Green Versus Gold: Sources in California’s Environmental History. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1998. While the state of California remains one of the most striking and varied landscapes in the world, it has experienced monumental changes since European settlers first set foot there. The past two centuries have witnessed an ongoing struggle between environment and economy, nature and humanity that has left an indelible mark on the region. Green Versus Gold provides both primary sources and analytic essays, making for a comprehensive study of Californian environmental history and a valuable teaching tool. The collection spans a vast period of time, starting with California’s native peoples and continuing to more recent social and environmental movements within the state. (Text adapted from Island Press website.)