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Kirk, Andrew G. 1964-

Works: 11 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 1,680 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Comics (Graphic works)  Nonfiction comics  Biographies  Documentary films  Personal narratives  Independent films  Nonfiction films  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GE197, 333.7209730904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew G Kirk
Counterculture green : the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism by Andrew G Kirk( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many, it was more than a publication: it was a way of life. The Whole Earth Catalog billed itself as "Access to Tools," and it grew from a Bay Area blip to a national phenomenon catering to hippies, do-it-yourselfers, and anyone interested in self-sufficiency independent of mainstream America (now known as "living off the grid"). In recovering the history of the Catalog's unique brand of environmentalism, historian Kirk recounts how Stewart Brand and the Point Foundation promoted a philosophy of pragmatic environmentalism that celebrated technological achievement, human ingenuity, and sustainable living. Kirk shows us that Whole Earth was more than a mere counterculture fad. At a time when many of these ideas were seen as heretical to a predominantly wilderness-based movement, it became a critical forum for environmental alternatives and a model for how complicated ecological ideas could be presented in a hopeful and even humorous way.--From publisher description
Collecting nature : the American environmental movement and the Conservation Library by Andrew G Kirk( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Denver's Conservation Library was established in 1960 as a repository for environmental and conservation documents. In chronicling its history, Andrew Kirk also traces the cultural history of American environmentalism as viewed through the lens of this unique institution. He tells how this library created by an older generation of technophobic men evolved into a cutting-edge laboratory for alternative technology research run by young women, mirroring tumultuous changes in American culture and social movements over the past four decades."--Jacket
Human/nature : biology, culture, and environmental history( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doom towns : the people and landscapes of atomic testing : a graphic history by Andrew G Kirk( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of atomic testing is usually told as a story about big technology, big science, and complex global politics. Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing explains critical technological developments and the policies that drove weapons innovation within the context of the specific environments and communities where testing actually took place. The book emphasizes the people who participated, protested, or were affected by atomic testing and explains the decision-making process that resulted in these people and places becoming the only locations and groups to actually experience nuclear warfare during the Cold War. The graphic history presents various viewpoints directly linked to primary sources that reveal the complexity and uncertainty of this history to readers, while also providing evidence and access to archives to help them explore this controversial topic further and to reach their own informed conclusions about this history"--Publisher's website
Atomic mom( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A film about two women, both mothers, who have very different experiences of the atom bomb. One is the filmmaker's mother, Pauline Silvia, who was a biologist in the Navy in the early 1950s and was sent to the Nevada Test Site where she participated in five detonations. At 23 years old, she was one of the few women scientists on an elite team of researchers. After decades of silence, Pauline is in a crisis of conscience about the work she did ... She reveals some of the grim and dark secrets of the U.S. atomic testing program. In an attempt to reconcile with her own mother's past, her daughter, filmmaker M.T. Silvia, meets Emiko Okada, a Hiroshima survivor trying to resolve her own history in Japan. She was eight years old when the bomb was dropped and her twelve-year-old sister was never found. After many years of silence, Ms. Okada gives testimony of her atomic bomb experience and her commitment to education and disarmament. The film follows these survivors, each on a different end of atomic warfare, as they "meet" through the filmmaking process, and as they ... attempt to understand the other"--Container
The gentle science : a history of the conservation library by Andrew G Kirk( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American horizons : U.S. history in a global context by Michael Schaller( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history. Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than one hundred maps. American Horizons contains ample pedagogy, including: --America in the World, visual guides to the key interactions between America and the world --Global Passages, which feature unique stories connecting America to the world --Visual Reviews providing post-reading summaries to help students to connect key themes or events within a chapter --Maps and Infographics that explore essential themes in new ways THE CONCISE VERSION of American Horizons has: --10% fewer words than the comprehensive --35% fewer images than the comprehensive --More compact size and design than the comprehensive edition. Authors: Michael Schaller, University of Arizona, Robert Schulzinger, University of Colorado, John Bezis-Selfa, Wheaton College, Janette Thomas Greenwood, Clark University, Andrew Kirk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Sarah Purcell, Grinnell College, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, West Virginia University. Publisher's note
Doom towns : the people and landscapes of atomic testing by Andrew G Kirk( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading American horizons : primary sources for U.S. history in a global context by Michael Schaller( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. history within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy, like headnotes and discussion questions, to make the documents more accessible to students
Improved method for estimating adlayer thickness and bulk RI change for gold nanocrescent sensors by Ahmed Abumazwed( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human / biology, culture, and environmental history /edited by John P. Herron and Andrew G. Kirk by John P Herron( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Counterculture green : the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism
Collecting nature : the American environmental movement and the Conservation LibraryHuman/nature : biology, culture, and environmental historyHuman / biology, culture, and environmental history /edited by John P. Herron and Andrew G. Kirk
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Kirk, Andrew, 1964-

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