Global Life Systems: Population, Food, and Disease in the Process of Globalization / Edition 1

Global Life Systems: Population, Food, and Disease in the Process of Globalization / Edition 1

by Robert P. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742500756

ISBN-13: 9780742500754

Pub. Date: 01/22/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

"Humans did not begin as a global species; we had to expand to become one. And we could not have done so without other living organisms becoming global along with us." Robert P. Clark develops in this book a global life systems perspective that delineates how biological forces mutually reinforce one another—and what their globalization has meant for both human

Overview

"Humans did not begin as a global species; we had to expand to become one. And we could not have done so without other living organisms becoming global along with us." Robert P. Clark develops in this book a global life systems perspective that delineates how biological forces mutually reinforce one another—and what their globalization has meant for both human society and the biosphere. While he resists biological "determinism," Clark traces interconnected developments among population, disease, agriculture, trade, fuels, and other life systems to more thoroughly explore and elucidate the globalization of human endeavors within an ever evolving context of nature and environment. His lucid and richly documented book offers a fresh look at social evolution and a broader basis for understanding the contemporary context for global change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742500754
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/22/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Global Life Systems Chapter 2 Life Systems and Globalization Chapter 3 Population Chapter 4 Food Chapter 5 Disease Part 6 Case Studies Chapter 7 Agriculture Comes to Europe Chapter 8 The Biology of the Silk Road Chapter 9 The Biological Impact of Europeans on Eastern North America, 1600-1800 Chapter 10 Feeding Industrial Cities Part 11 Consequences Chapter 12 Global Food Networks in the Information Age Chapter 13 Emerging (and Re-emerging) Infectious Diseases Chapter 14 The Loss of Biodiversity Chapter 15 Where Do We Go from Here?: Biological Dimensions of Interplanetary and Interstellar Migration

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