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Rethinking Environmental History World-System History and Global Environmental Change

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ISBN-10: 075911028X

ISBN-13: 9780759110281

Edition: 2006

Authors: J. R. McNeill, Joan Mart�nez Alier

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'Rethinking Environmental History' brings together a group of the foremost writers from the social, historical and geographical sciences to provide an overview of the ecological dimension of global, economic processes, with a long-term, historical perspective.
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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 1/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Environmental History as Political Ecology
The Environment in World-System History: Tracing Social Processes in Nature
Environmental Impacts of the Roman Economy and Social Structure: Augustus to Diocletian
"People Said Extinction Was Not Possible": Two Thousand Years of Environmental Change in South China
Precolonial Landesque Capital: A Global Perspective
Food, War, and Crisis: The Seventeenth-Century Swedish Empire
The Role of Deforestation in Earth and World-System Integration
Silver, Ecology, and the Origins of the Modern World, 1450-1640
Trade, "Trinkets," and Environmental Change at the Edge of World-Systems: Political Ecology and the East African Ivory Trade
Steps to an Environmental History of the Western Llanos of Venezuela: A World-System Perspective
The Extractive Economy: An Early Phase of the Globalization of Diet, and Its Environmental Consequences
Yellow Jack and Geopolitics: Environment, Epidemics, and the Struggles for Empire in the American Tropics, 1640-1830
Ecology and Unequal Exchange: Unraveling Environmental Injustice in the Modern World
Marxism, Social Metabolism, and International Trade
Natural Values and the Physical Inevitability of Uneven Development under Capitalism
Footprints in the Cotton Fields: The Industrial Revolution as Time-Space Appropriation and Environmental Load Displacement
Uneven Ecological Exchange and Consumption-Based Environmental Impacts: A Cross-National Investigation
Combining Social Metabolism and Input-Output Analyses to Account for Ecologically Unequal Trade
Physical Trade Flows of Pollution-Intensive Products: Historical Trends in Europe and the World
Environmental Issues at the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Unequal Territorialization of Value
Surrogate Money, Technology, and the Expansion of Savanna Soybeans in Brazil
Scale and Dependency in World-Systems: Local Societies in Convergent Evolution
The Ecology and the Economy: What Is Rational?
Index
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