Ecological Futures: What History Can Teach Us / Edition 1

Ecological Futures: What History Can Teach Us / Edition 1

by Sing C. Chew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759104549

ISBN-13: 9780759104549

Pub. Date: 06/27/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Ecological Futures, the final book in Sing C. Chew's trilogy on world ecological degradation, proposes that our own era exhibits ecological conditions similar to those of the past. The climate changes, environmental crises, mass population migrations, and socioeconomic disorganization we find in our globalized world also characterized the Late Bronze Age and the

Overview

Ecological Futures, the final book in Sing C. Chew's trilogy on world ecological degradation, proposes that our own era exhibits ecological conditions similar to those of the past. The climate changes, environmental crises, mass population migrations, and socioeconomic disorganization we find in our globalized world also characterized the Late Bronze Age and the period following the fall of the Roman Empire. Given such historical parallels, can history tell us what to expect? Analyzing past trends, Chew identifies a set of long-term structural changes common to previous systemic crises and suggests possible outcomes. These "possible futures" include the collapse of systems, territories, informational technologies, and communities in an era of scarce resources, political reorganization, and globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759104549
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
06/27/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: System Demise Chapter 3 Chapter 1. The Conditions: Climate and Diseases Chapter 4 Chapter 2. The Reactions: Alternate Life-Practices Chapter 5 Chapter3. The Transitions Chapter 6 Chapter 4. The Transformations Chapter 7 Chapter 5. The Futures

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