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Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History

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ISBN-10: 0190864427

ISBN-13: 9780190864422

Edition: 2018

Authors: Ted Steinberg

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In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of the United States--a history that places the environment at the very center of the narrative. Now in a new edition, Down to Earth reenvisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants, animals, climate, and other ecological factors can radically change the way that we think about the past. Examining such familiar topics as colonization, the industrial revolution, slavery, the Civil War, and the emergence of consumer culture, Steinberg recounts how the natural world influenced the course of human history. From the colonists' attempts to impose order on…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English