The Ends of the Earth: Perspectives on Modern Environmental History

The Ends of the Earth: Perspectives on Modern Environmental History

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Cambridge University Press

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The Ends of the Earth: Perspectives on Modern Environmental History

A collection of essays explores the interrelationship of higher population levels, greater resource demands and an increasingly precarious state of the biosphere with the development of an integrated global economy.

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ISBN-13: 9780521343657
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2009
Series: Studies in Environment and History Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. The vulnerable Earth: toward a planetary history Donald Worster; Part II. Dynamics of Change: 2. Environment, population, and technology in primitive societies Ester Boserup; 3. Climatic fluctuations and population problems in early modern history Gustaf Utterström; 4. The English industrial revolution Richard G. Wilkinson; Part III. The European Invasion: 5. Ecological imperialism: the overseas migration of Western Europeans as a biological phenomenon Alfred W. Crosby; 6. The depletion of India's forests under British imperialism: planters, foresters, and peasants in Assam and Kerala Richard P. Tucker; 7. Toward an archaeology of colonialism: elements in the ecological transformation of the Ivory Coast Timothy C. Weiskel; Part IV. Conserving Nature - Past and Present: 8. The myth of the southern soil miner: macrohistory, agricultural innovation, and environmental change Carville Earle; 9. Toward an interactive theory of nature and culture: ecology, production, and cognition in the California fishing industry Arthur F. McEvoy; 10. Efficiency, equity, esthetics: shifting themes in American cconservation Clayton R. Koppes; 11. The changing face of soviet conservation Douglas R. Weiner; Part V. Conclusion: 12. Toward a biosphere consciousness Raymond F. Dasmann; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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