The environment in world history / Stephen Mosley.
By: Mosley, Stephen.Material type: BookSeries: Themes in world history: Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010ISBN: 9780415409568.Subject(s): Human ecology -- History | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- History | World history | Human ecology -- Case studies | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Case studiesDDC classification: 304.2
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"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada ..."--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Environment and history -- The world hunt -- Forests and forestry -- Soils and irrigation -- Cities and the environment -- Conclusion: Beyond the limits?
"Covering the past 500 years of global history, The Environment in World History examines the processes that have transformed the earth and have put growing pressure on natural resources." "The Environment in World History also examines how European expansion overseas brought about a fundamental reorganisation of the world's ecology as contact between long-isolated continents was re-established. It offers a fresh environmental perspective on familiar world-history narratives of imperialism and colonialism, trade and commerce, and technological progress and the advance of civilisation, and will be invaluable reading for all students of world history and environmental studies."--BOOK JACKET.