The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

by Ruth DeFries

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465044979
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,251,365
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ruth DeFries is Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development and Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. A recipient of the MacArthur Genius” Fellowship, she lives in New York City.

Table of Contents


1. A Bird’s-Eye View
2. Planetary Beginnings
3. Enter Human Ingenuity
4. Conundrums of Settled Life
5. Ratchets from Afar
6. Smash Open the Bottlenecks
7. Monocultures March Across the Midwest
8. Competition for the Bounty
9. The Revolution Goes Global
10. Farmer to Urbanite

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