Global Environmental History

ISBN-10: 0415520533
ISBN-13: 9780415520539
Edition: 2012
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

An introduction to the rapidly developing field of global environmental history, edited by one of its foremost practitioners, and featuring a broad and thought-provoking range of expert contributions. Environmental history is a subject especially suited to global and transnational approaches and, over the course of the present generation, an increasing number of scholars have taken up the challenge that it presents. in this unique volume, John McNeill and Alan Roe pull together a number of leading perspectives on the field, chosen for their readability and representativeness, to cover the full historical depth of interactions between humankind and the natural world. The collection begins with a series of chapters offering truly global visions; they range from reflections on the role of animals in environmental history to a summary of environmental change over the past ten millennia. Part Two switches to a sharper focus, featuring essays that characterize the distinctiveness of certain key regions such as China, Russia, West Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The final part of the book examines different forms of modern environmentalism, ranging from the U.S. and its obsession with wilderness, to Japanese concern with human health, and on to Peru and India, where the environmental debate centres on access to resources. The study of environmental history faces in two directions: toward the past in its own terms, and also explicitly toward the contemporary world and today’s policy challenges. This volume, the ideal introduction for students of the subject, appropriately includes discussions of major dimensions of gender, class and race, linking the reader to the broad debate over environmental justice.

J. R. McNeill is professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author of "The Mountains of the Mediterranean World" & other works.

Global Perspectives
Changing Times: The Holocene Legacy
Dark is the World to Thee: A Historical Perspective on Environmental Forewarnings
Opportunities in Marine Environmental History
Gender and Environmental History
Forged in Fire: History, Land, and Anthropogenic Fire
Rubber, Blight, and Mosquitoes: Biogeography Meets the Global Economy
Animal Planet
Evolutionary History: Prospectus for a New Field
Ecological Imperialism: The Overseas Migration of Western Europeans as a Biological Phenomenon
Regional Perspectives
Environment and Society: Long-Term Trends in Latin American Mining
Exceptionalism in European Environmental History
Three Thousand Years of Unsustainable Growth: China's Environment from Archaic Times to the Present
The Predatory Tribute-Taking State: A Framework for Understanding Russian Environmental History
Ecology and Culture in West Africa
Environmentalisms
The Trouble with Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature
Ecology and the Poor: A Neglected Dimension of Latin American History
Conservation Movement in Post-War Japan

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