Preface to the English Edition vii
Introduction: The Green Chameleon 1
One Environmentalism before the Environmental Movement 11
1 Good Mother Nature and the ‘Appalling Wood Shortage’: The Twin Face of Nature in the Decline of the Commons 11
2 Nature in Need of Protection and Nature as Healing Power: Environmental Activism in the ‘Nervous Age’ 24
3 ‘The Desert Threatens’: Environmental Fears in the Age of Crisis – the New Deal and Nazi Germany 46
4 Think Big! A Charismatic Intermezzo on the Olympian Heights 61
Two The Great Chain Reaction: The ‘Ecological Revolution’ in and around 1970 79
Three Networked Thinking and Practical Priorities: An Endless Interplay 114
1 On the Ecology of Ecologism 121
2 Water and the Atom 137
3 Changing Priorities: The Movement in Motion 162
Four Charismatics and Ecocrats 182
1 Spiritual Quest and Charismatic Moments 182
2 Ten Heroines Embodying Tensions in the Movement 201
3 Institutionalization, Routinization, Revitalization 237
Five A Friend–Enemy or Win-Win Scenario? 259
1 From Nuclear Power to the Spotted Owl 259
2 Violence and the Green Conscience 288
3 Ecology and Economics: The Challenge of Conceptual Analogy 320
Six Ecology and the Historic Turn of 1990: From Social Justice to Climate Justice? 339
Conclusion: The Dialectic of Green Enlightenment 425
J. Donald Hughes, University of Denver
"With his customary synoptic vision and idiosyncratic eye for telling detail, Radkau offers a revealing tableau of the multiple histories of modern environmentalism in Europe, in America, and around the world. The Age of Ecology is the most thought-provoking and wide-ranging book yet on its subject."
J. R. McNeill, Georgetown University
"A comprehensive and compelling global history of environmental movements.'
"An authoritative global history of ecology."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"Brilliant - by far the best account of the global environmental movement ... A great achievement."