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Author Selcer, Perrin, author.

Title The postwar origins of the global environment : how the United Nations built Spaceship Earth / Perrin Selcer.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 379 pages) : illustrations
Series Columbia studies in international and global history
Columbia studies in international and global history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Perrin Selcer tells the story of how the United Nations built the international knowledge infrastructure that made the global-scale environment visible. Experts affiliated with UN agencies helped make the "global"--As in global population, global climate, and global economy-an object in need of governance.
Contents Introduction : science, global governance, and the environment -- Behind the burlap curtain -- Conserving the world community -- Men against the desert -- The soil map of the world and the politics of scale -- Locating the global environment -- Spaceship earth in the age of fracture -- Conclusion : enduring lessons from utopian ruins.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject United Nations -- History.
United Nations.
Environmentalism -- International cooperation -- History -- 20th century.
Environmental policy -- International cooperation -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- International cooperation -- History -- 20th century.
Internationalism -- History -- 20th century.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: Selcer, Perrin. Postwar origins of the global environment. New York : Columbia University Press, [2018] 9780231166485 (DLC) 2018009049 (OCoLC)1035462575
ISBN 9780231548236 (electronic book)
0231548230 (electronic book)
9780231166485 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0231166486
9780231166485