an environmental history of the world humankind s changing role in the community of life routledge studies in physical geography and evironment

Download Book An Environmental History Of The World Humankind S Changing Role In The Community Of Life Routledge Studies In Physical Geography And Evironment in PDF format. You can Read Online An Environmental History Of The World Humankind S Changing Role In The Community Of Life Routledge Studies In Physical Geography And Evironment here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

An Environmental History Of The World

Author : J. Donald Hughes
ISBN : 9781134777730
Genre : Science
File Size : 23. 18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 428
Read : 804

Download Now


An Environmental History of the World is a concise history, from Ancient to Modern times, of the interaction between human societies and the other forms of life that inhabit our planet. This original work follows a chronological path through the history of mankind, in relationship to ecosystems around the world. Each chapter concentrates on a general period in human history which has been characterised by large scale changes in the relationship of human societies to the biosphere, and gives three case-studies that illustrate the significant patterns occurring at that time. Little environmental or historical knowledge is assumed from the reader in this introduction to environmental history.

An Environmental History Of The World

Author : Johnson Donald Hughes
ISBN : 9780415481496
Genre : History
File Size : 35. 61 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 348
Read : 293

Download Now


This second edition of An Environmental History of the World continues to present a concise history, from ancient to modern times, of the interactions between human societies and the natural environment, including the other forms of life that inhabit our planet. Throughout their evolutionary history, humans have affected the natural environment, sometimes with a promise of sustainable balance, but also in a destructive manner. This book investigates the ways in which environmental changes, often the result of human actions, have caused historical trends in human societies. This process has happened in every historical period and in every part of the inhabited earth. The book is organized into ten chapters. The main chapters follow a chronological path through the history of mankind, in relationship to ecosystems around the world. The first explains what environmental history is, and argues for its importance in understanding the present state of the world's ecological problems. Chapters two through eight form the core of the historical analysis, each concentrating on a major period of human history (pre-civilized, early civilizations, classical, medieval, early modern, early and later twentieth century, and contemporary) that has been characterized by large-scale changes in the relationship between human societies and the biosphere, and each gives several case studies that illustrate significant patterns occurring at that time. The chapters covering contemporary times discuss the physical impacts of the huge growth in population and technology, and the human responses to these problems. Our moral obligations to nature and how we can achieve a sustainable balance between technology and the environment are also considered. This revised second edition takes account of new research and the course of history containing new sections on global warming, the response of New Orleans to the hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the experience of the Dutch people in protecting their low-lying lands against the encroachments of rivers, lakes, and the North Sea. New material is also offered on the Pacific Islands, including the famous case of Easter Island. This is an original work that reaches further than other environmental histories. Rather than looking at humans and the environment as separate entities, this book places humans within the community of life. The relationship between environmental thought and actions, and their evolution, is discussed throughout. Little environmental or historical knowledge is assumed from the reader in this introduction to environmental history. We cannot reach a useful understanding of modern environmental problems without the aid of perspective provided by environmental history, with its illustrations of the ways in which past decisions helped or hindered the interaction between nature and culture. This book will be influential and timely to all interested in or researching the world in which we live.

The Future Of Post Human History

Author : Peter Baofu
ISBN : 9781443838368
Genre : Law
File Size : 32. 90 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 402
Read : 1260

Download Now


Is history really so universalistic (even when similar events happen in different contexts) that, as George Santayana (1905) once famously wrote, “[t]hose who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”? This more universalistic view of history can be contrasted with an opposing view which is more relativistic in orientation, as shown by the equally known remark by Winston Churchill that “[h]istory is written by the victor,” to the extent that what is regarded as true in history today may not be so in another era when a new victor comes into power. (THEX 2011) So, which of the two views is correct here? Contrary to these opposing views (and other ideas as will be discussed in the book), history, in relation to both universality and relativity, is neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Of course, this challenge to the opposing views about history does not suggest that the study of history is controversial at best, or that those fields (related to the study of history) like political science, economics, military studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, theology, literature, ethics, and so on should be rejected too. Needless to say, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Rather, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of history, especially in the dialectic context of universality and relativity—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. Instead, this book offers a new theory (that is, the multifold theory of history) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about history, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

Keywords For Environmental Studies

Author : William A. Gleason
ISBN : 9780814762967
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 82. 99 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 962
Read : 773

Download Now


Understandings of “nature” have expanded and changed, but the word has not lost importance at any level of discourse: it continues to hold a key place in conversations surrounding thought, ethics, and aesthetics. Nowhere is this more evident than in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. Keywords for Environmental Studies analyzes the central terms and debates currently structuring the most exciting research in and across environmental studies, including the environmental humanities, environmental social sciences, sustainability sciences, and the sciences of nature. Sixty essays from humanists, social scientists, and scientists, each written about a single term, reveal the broad range of quantitative and qualitative approaches critical to the state of the field today. From “ecotourism” to “ecoterrorism,” from “genome” to “species,” this accessible volume illustrates the ways in which scholars are collaborating across disciplinary boundaries to reach shared understandings of key issues—such as extreme weather events or increasing global environmental inequities— in order to facilitate the pursuit of broad collective goals and actions. This book underscores the crucial realization that every discipline has a stake in the central environmental questions of our time, and that interdisciplinary conversations not only enhance, but are requisite to environmental studies today.

American Book Publishing Record

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111051640
Genre : Books
File Size : 73. 14 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 291
Read : 1264

Download Now



Books In Print

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015049090593
Genre : American literature
File Size : 73. 4 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 375
Read : 878

Download Now


Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015058394100
Genre : American literature
File Size : 78. 91 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 992
Read : 842

Download Now



Books In Series

Author :
ISBN : 0835221091
Genre : Monographic series
File Size : 25. 91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 534
Read : 1143

Download Now



Subject Guide To Books In Print

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015016312707
Genre : American literature
File Size : 86. 48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 759
Read : 457

Download Now



Joyce In The Belly Of The Big Truck Workbook

Author : Joyce A. Cascio
ISBN : 0976237318
Genre :
File Size : 45. 49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 702
Read : 701

Download Now



Top Download:

Best Books