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Evolutionary History Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth

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ISBN-10: 0521745098

ISBN-13: 9780521745093

Edition: 2011

Authors: Edmund Russell

List price: $19.99
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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…    
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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: 0.946
Language: English

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…    

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