Evolutionary History Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth

ISBN-10: 0521745098
ISBN-13: 9780521745093
Edition: 2011
Authors: Edmund Russell
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

We tend to see history and evolution springing from separate roots, one grounded in the human world and the other in the natural world. Human beings have, however, become probably the most powerful species shaping evolution today, and human-caused evolution in other species has probably been the most important force shaping human history. This book introduces readers to evolutionary history, a new field that unites history and biology to create a fuller understanding of the past than either can produce on its own. Evolutionary history can stimulate surprising new hypotheses for any field of history and evolutionary biology. How many art historians would have guessed that sculpture encouraged the evolution of tuskless elephants? How many biologists would have predicted that human poverty would accelerate animal evolution? How many military historians would have suspected that plant evolution would convert a counter-insurgency strategy into a rebel subsidy? With examples from around the globe, this book will help readers see the broadest patterns of history and the details of their own life in a new light.

Edmund Russell is the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of United States History at the University of Kansas. Dr. Russell's research synthesizes environmental history, American history, global history, history of technology, and science. His first major research project focused on the environmental history of warfare, culminating in a pair of books (his War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring and also Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of War ), the latter co-edited with Richard Tucker. His second major project has focused on co-evolutionary history, or the study of ways in which people have altered the traits of populations of nonhuman species and how these alterations have circled back to change human experience. This project led to his book titled Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth . Dr. Russell's research has received prizes in environmental history, history of technology, and history of science from the American Society for Environmental History, the Forest History Society, the Society for the History of Technology, and the Forum for the History of Science in America, respectively. He is co-editor of the series Studies in Environment and History for Cambridge University Press, distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, life member of Clare Hall at Cambridge University, and extraordinary member of the Human Sciences Center of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

Figures
Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Matters of Life and Death
Evolution's Visible Hands
Hunting and Fishing
Eradication
Altering Environments
Evolution Revolution
Intentional Evolution
Coevolution
Evolution of the Industrial Revolution
History of Technology
Environmental History
Conclusion
Note on Sources
Glossary
Notes
Index

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