The Next Big Shift: A Brief History of Our Relationship With Nature

On today's episode I talk with Dr. Timothy Rawson, professor of history at Alaska Pacific University, about some of the major events and factors throughout our history that helped shape our relationship with nature today. 


A Brief History of Our Relationship With Nature

If you want to follow up and learn more about some of the topics that Prof. Rawson talked about, I have provided links below to some of the books, essays, and legislation that he specifically mentions in the episode. I have also included links to a couple books that were not specifically mentioned in this episode, but which provided me valuable insight for the outline of The Next Big Shift.

Referenced by Dr. Rawson:

A New Green History of the World by Clive Ponting. This is an updated version of Ponting's original.

The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner. This is a book that contains several essays including The Significance of the Frontier in American History (free .pdf)

The Wilderness Act of 1964

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

The Limits to Growth

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Not referenced but in some way helped me with this episode:

Changing Tracks by Timothy Rawson

The Greening of a Nation by Hal K. Rothman

The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko


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