Please write an essay of about 1,000 words, answering ONE of the following questions. Please attempt to use evidence from the attached readings, using recomended readings to increase your score and cite your own sources. Use historical examples, not ones from our own times.
a) Compare and contrast three regions outside the United States in which Americans have contributed to large-scale ecological transformations. In your view, who or what bears the primary responsibility for these transformations? Develop an argument and persuade me.
b) A newspaper editorial once stated “Few should weep over the buffalo” because American power rested on its ability to exploit natural resources. Other than the buffalo, identify three “natural resources” whose exploitation as commodities radically altered the environment within the United States. What were the principal causes and consequences of this exploitation? Develop an argument, and persuade me.