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by Paolo Squatriti


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Paolo Squatriti is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and author of Working With Water in Medieval Europe: Technology and Resource-Use and Water and Society in Early Medieval Italy, 400-1000. 0%. 4 star4 star (0%).

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, environmental change is a pressing public issue across the globe

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, environmental change is a pressing public issue across the globe. Natures Past" seeks to lend some historical depth to current debates about man-made modifications of ecological processes and systems and also to explore the global dimensions of the dynamic relationships natural environments establish with people.

The Environment and Human History. Each volume in this series originates with a selection from articles that have appeared in the quarterly journal Comparative Studies in Society and History

The Environment and Human History. A global examination of how human communities have interacted with different kinds of natural environments through their cultural, social and economic activities. Each volume in this series originates with a selection from articles that have appeared in the quarterly journal Comparative Studies in Society and History. These articles are revised and are supplemented by newly commissioned essays. Individual volumes are designed with specific audiences in mind, with potential for classroom use a primary consideration.

His previous books are: Working with Water in Medieval Europe: Technology and Resource-Use and Water and Society in Early Medieval Italy AD 400-1000. Library descriptions.

Environmental history is the study of human interaction with the natural world over time, emphasising the active role nature plays in influencing human affairs and vice versa. Environmental history emerged in the United States out of the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and much of its impetus still stems from present-day global environmental concerns

A STUDY OF HISTORY is issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. n. The Comparative Study of Civilizations.

A STUDY OF HISTORY is issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The Royal Institute of International Affairs is an unofficial and non-political body, founded in 1920 to encourage and facilitate the scientific study of international questions. The Institute, as such, is precluded by its rules front expressing an opinion on any aspect of international affairs; opinions expressed in this book are, therefore, purely individual. the whole length and breadth of human history, so far as human history is known to the historians of our day. Some of these illustrations are worked out in great detail.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, environmental change is a pressing public issue across the globe. Natures Past seeks to lend some historical depth to current debates about man-made modifications of ecological processes and systems and also to explore the global dimensions of the dynamic relationships natural environments establish with people. The ten essays in Natures Past discuss the diverse approaches to environmental history, demonstrating that significant environmental change is not a modern invention and people have long been transforming their natural surroundings, often in unintended ways. Natures Past also shows that humans have not always had antagonistic relationships with nature but have also successfully found new, stable relationships with the natures they inhabit. The essays, comprised of contributions by anthropologists, foresters, historians, and literary scholars, discuss malaria-bearing mosquitoes, Maine lobster fishing, Bornean durian husbandry, and American lawn mowing, among other things, and suggest how ecology, culture, and market interact to change the fate, and the value, of nature in each context.
Natures Past: The Environment and Human History (The Comparative Studies in Society and History Book Series) download epub
Biological Sciences
Author: Paolo Squatriti
ISBN: 0472099604
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press (February 19, 2007)
Pages: 368 pages