California Environmental History

California's Natural Environment

Indian Lands

The Spanish and Russian Frontiers

Environmental Impacts of the Gold Rush

Forests Transformed

Rangelands Exploited

Building the Hydraulic Empire

From the Family Farm to Agribusiness

Preserving Parks

Battles Over Energy

Second Nature: California Cities

The Rise of Environmental Science

Revisioning California: Contemporary Environmental Movements

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Bibliography compiled by Jessica Teisch with assistance from Tamara Whited - Agricultural Experiment Station, University of California at Berkeley - to accompany Carolyn Merchant's Green Versus Gold: Sources in California Environmental History: Island Press, 1998.