Shows how popular environmentalism has been entwined with mass media spectacles of crisis. The author focuses on key moments in which media images provoked environmental anxiety but also prescribed limited forms of action. It is suitable to anyone interested in the history of environmentalism or in the power of the media.
Finis Dunaway is associate professor of history at Trent University, Canada, where he teaches courses in US history, visual culture, and environmental studies. He is the author of Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform, also published by the University of Chicago Press.