Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment

Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment

by Joachim Radkau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521616735

ISBN-13: 9780521616737

Pub. Date: 01/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nature and Power traces the expanding scope of environmental action over the course of history: from initiatives undertaken by individual villages and cities, environmental policy has become a global concern. Efforts to steer human use of nature and natural resources have become complicated, as Nature and Power shows, by particularities of culture and by the…  See more details below

Overview

Nature and Power traces the expanding scope of environmental action over the course of history: from initiatives undertaken by individual villages and cities, environmental policy has become a global concern. Efforts to steer human use of nature and natural resources have become complicated, as Nature and Power shows, by particularities of culture and by the vagaries of human nature itself. Environmental history, the author argues, is ultimately the history of human hopes and fears.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521616737
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2008
Series:
Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. Thinking about environmental history; 2. The ecology of subsistence and tacit knowledge - primeval symbioses between humans and nature; 3. Water, forests, and power; 4. Colonialism as a watershed in environmental history; 5. At the limits of nature; 6. In the labyrinth of globalization; Conclusion.

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