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Environmental history

a concise introduction

by Simmons, I. G.

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- History.,
  • Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- History.,
  • Human ecology -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-194) and index.

    StatementI.G. Simmons.
    SeriesNew perspectives on the past, New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGF75 .S58 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 206 p. :
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1395883M
    ISBN 101557864454, 1557864462
    LC Control Number93003257

    About this book. This deeply informed and clearly written text provides, previously published with the slightly different title China: Its Environment and History, a comprehensive and comprehensible history of China from prehistory to the updated to include recent political events and scientific research, China: An Environmental History focuses on the Price Range: £ - £   This book explores the role of nature in the development of the city of Seattle from the earliest days of its settlement to the present. Combining environmental history, urban history, and human geography, Matthew Klingle shows how attempts to reshape nature in and around Seattle have often ended not only in ecological disaster but also social.

      Floating Coast is an extraordinary piece of history writing, seamlessly weaving together disparate elements. It is astonishingly rich in ethnographic detail, ecological precision, economic circumstance and historical texture. Most illuminating and original is Demuth’s focus on the circulation of matter—in flesh, on hoof, inside fur and hide, and in buried minerals. is a platform for academics to share research papers.

    Since the nineteenth century, geologists, earth scientists, evolutionary biologists, and their colleagues have divided the history of the Earth into a series of eras, periods, and epochs. These are based, in a loose sense, on the environmental history of . The book will serve as a readable introduction for students and scholars of medieval history, as well as enable specialists in environmental history to build on his work an essential book and a work to use as a reference for all medievalists and environmental historians.'Cited by:


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