Knowing Global Environments: New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences

Knowing Global Environments: New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences

ISBN-10:
0813548756
ISBN-13:
9780813548753
Pub. Date:
10/27/2010
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
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Knowing Global Environments: New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences


Knowing Global Environments brings together nine leading scholars whose work spans a variety of environmental and field sciences, including archaeology, agriculture, botany, climatology, ecology, evolutionary biology, oceanography, ornithology, and tidology.

Collectively their essays explore the history of the field sciences, through the lens of place, practice, and the production of scientific knowledge, with a wide-ranging perspective extending outwards from the local to regional, national, imperial, and global scales. The book also shows what the history of the field sciences can contribute to environmental history-especially how knowledge in the field sciences has intersected with changing environments-and addresses key present-day problems related to sustainability, such as global climate, biodiversity, oceans, and more.

Contributors to Knowing Global Environments reveal how the field sciences have interacted with practical economic activities, such as forestry, agriculture, and tourism, as well as how the public has been involved in the field sciences, as field assistants, students, and local collaborators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813548753
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Series: Studies in Modern Science, Technology, and the Environment Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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