The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

by David Moon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199556434
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/05/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Moon is a specialist on Russian history. In recent years his research has focused on environmental history in a transnational context. He combines conventional historical research in archives and libraries with field work in the environments he studies. He has spent much of his career teaching at universities in the north of England and Scotland. He also has extensive experience of both Russia and the USA. He studied for a year at Leningrad State University in what was then the Soviet Union, and makes regular visits to Russia and Ukraine, including the steppe region, for research and field work.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Understanding the Steppe Environment
1. The Eyes of Outsiders
2. The Lens of Science and Statistics
Part II: Understanding Environmental Change
Introduction: Who is to Blame?
3. Vegetation
4. Climate Change
5. The Land
Part III: Combating the Steppe Environment?
Introduction: What is to be Done?
6. Tree Planting
7. Irrigation
8. Agronomy
Conclusion
Epilogue

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