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Understanding the Cultural Landscape

ISBN-10: 1593851197

ISBN-13: 9781593851194

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bret Wallach

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This compelling text offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe.
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 406
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Bret Wallach teaches geography at the University of Oklahoma. A MacArthur Fellow, he has previously published At Odds with Progress: Conservation and Americans and Losing Asia: Modernization and the Culture of Development. He is presently working on a book about the rural landscapes of Eurasia.

Introduction
Anthropological Foundations
Human Evolution, Diffusion, and Culture
Foragers
Domestication
The Diffusion and Early Development of Agriculture
The Emergence of Civilization
Historical Developments
China
India
A Technological Civilization
Globalization
Livelihoods Today
Resource Production
Manufacturing
Services
Transportation and Communication
Social and Environmental Consequences
Romantic Responses
Political Reactions
Conservation, Resources, and Population
Pollution, Biodiversity, and Climate Change
Reading Landscapes
American Cities
Rural America
Cities Abroad
Countrysides Abroad