World Environmental History: a Berkshire Essential

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World Environmental History: a Berkshire Essential

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World Environmental History, a Berkshire Essential, explores how the biosphere is affected by human interventions such as climate change, deforestation, waste management, water and wind energy, population growth, and urbanization.

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  1. Midwest Book Review: June 2012

    World Environmental History is a strong addition to any world geological studies collection, highly recommended.

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World Environmental History, a Berkshire Essential, explores how the biosphere is affected by human interventions such as climate change, deforestation, waste management, water and wind energy, population growth, oil spills, ecological imperialism, and urbanization. An interdisciplinary approach to the field considers biological and physical processes as integral parts of history, with mammals, birds, plants, bacteria, and viruses as “biotic actors” that play important roles. So do geological formations and disruptions, such as deserts, mountains, islands, earthquakes, and tsunamis. The volume’s rich content includes articles on the anthroposphere, carrying capacity, ethnobotany, Gaia theory, and the Green Revolution, for instance—all of which define key concepts that shape the environmental studies so crucial to a sustainable future.

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Associate Editor

Brett Bowden, University of Western Sydney

Editor

Jerry H. Bentley, University of Hawaii, Manoa, David Christian, Macquarie University; Ewha Womans University, Ralph C. Croizier, University of Victoria, John R. McNeill, Georgetown University, William H. McNeill, University of Chicago

ISBN

9781933782966

Edition

1st

Volumes

1

Pages

256

Chinese Title

宝库山精选: 世界环境历史

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