The American Environment: Historical Geographic Interpretations of Impact and Policy

The American Environment: Historical Geographic Interpretations of Impact and Policy

by Craig E. Colten
     
 

In recent decades, historical geographers have left the study of nature-culture interactions to others, most notably to environmental historians. This collection, written specially for this volume, reveals a renewed commitment by, and a rapidly accelerating research agenda for, historical geographers interested in environmental issues. Following an introductory

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Overview

In recent decades, historical geographers have left the study of nature-culture interactions to others, most notably to environmental historians. This collection, written specially for this volume, reveals a renewed commitment by, and a rapidly accelerating research agenda for, historical geographers interested in environmental issues. Following an introductory literature review, each case study explores either the direct unplanned impact of humans on the natural environment or the deliberate management policies designed to shape that impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847677542
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
Geographical Perspectives on the Human past Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.89(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Early Explorations in Impact and Policy Chapter 3 Primary Economies and Resource Exploitation Chapter 4 Management and Environmental Change Chapter 5 Playing With Nature

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