The Environment and World History

The Environment and World History

eBook - 2009
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Since around 1500 C.E., humans have shaped the global environment in ways that were previously unimaginable. Bringing together leading environmental historians and world historians, this book offers an overview of global environmental history throughout this remarkable 500-year period. In eleven essays, the contributors examine the connections between environmental change and other major topics of early modern and modern world history: population growth, commercialization, imperialism, industrialization, the fossil fuel revolution, and more. Rather than attributing environmental change largely to European science, technology, and capitalism, the essays illuminate a series of culturally distinctive, yet often parallel developments arising in many parts of the world, leading to intensified exploitation of land and water.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780520943483
0520943481
9780520256880
0520256883
9780520256873
0520256875
1282772570
9781282772571
Characteristics: 1 online resource (381 pages)

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