World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation, 3000BC-AD2000

World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation, 3000BC-AD2000

by Sing C. Chew

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ISBN-13: 9780759117044
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 06/06/2001
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sing C. Chew is professor and chairperson of the Department of Sociology at Humboldt State University, in Arcata, California. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Associate Director in the Office of Vice-President (Resources), International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada. He has been a Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, and recently, Guest Researcher at the Human Ecology Division, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, where this book was completed. His most recent book is a co-edited volume: The Underdevelopment of Development: Essays in Honor of Andre Gunder Frank.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 1. Ecological Degradation over World History
Chapter 3 2. Third Millenium Bronze Age World System: Mesopotamia and Harappa
Chapter 4 3. Second Millennium Bronze Age World System: Crete and Mycenaean Greece
Chapter 5 4. The Age of City States: Classical Greece
Chapter 6 5. The Age of Empire: Rome
Chapter 7 6. The Sun Rises and Sets in the East
Chapter 8 7. The Emerging Economies
Chapter 9 8. Europe at the Helm
Chapter 10 9. Ecological Consciousness and Social Movements among les ancients et les modernes
Chapter 11 Bibliography
Chapter 12 Index

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