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Whale Oil Culture, Consumerism, and Modern Conservation

Heidi Scott

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century representations of oil helped to establish the conditions necessary for the rise of a dynamic oil economy. Focusing on ... More


How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Sarah S. Elkind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834893
eISBN:
9781469602707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869116_elkind
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Focusing on five Los Angeles environmental policy debates between 1920 and 1950, this book investigates how practices in American municipal government gave business groups political legitimacy at the ... More


Freedom of the Seas

O.P. Sharma

in The International Law of the Sea: India and the UN Convention of 1982

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060000
eISBN:
9780199081981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060000.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes the concept of the freedom of the seas, first articulated by the Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius who published Mare Liberum or The Free Sea in 1609. While some initially opposed its ... More


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