An environmental history of the world

humankind"s changing role in the community of life by Johnson Donald Hughes

Publisher: Routledge in London, New York

Written in English
Cover of: An environmental history of the world | Johnson Donald Hughes
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Subjects:

  • Human ecology -- History,
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- History,
  • Biotic communities -- History
  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [242]-248) and index.

    StatementJ. Donald Hughes.
    SeriesRoutledge studies in physical geography and environment -- 2
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGF13 .H83 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 264 p. :
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15606484M
    ISBN 100415136199, 0415136180
    LC Control Number2001018163
    OCLC/WorldCa45743336

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Book Description: By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental.

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Only one of these, however, is global in reach: Routledge’s three-volume Encyclopedia World Environmental History (). Now there’s another volume to place alongside it.The introduction explains that this book focuses on the integration of the insights of environmental history with a host of other subfields of history, such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, labor, law, consumption, borderlands, and the history of science.

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