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The Environment in World History

By: Stephen Mosley

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Paperback | Feb 2010 | #183638 | ISBN-13: 9780415409568
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Hardback | Feb 2010 | #183639 | ISBN-13: 9780415409551
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About this book

Covering the last five hundred years of global history, this book examines the processes that have transformed the Earth and put growing pressure on natural resources.

'A book like this one goes a long way to making environmental history something that any and everyone can easily grasp.' -- Reviews in History 'A must read for anyone interested in exploring the historical roots of a planetwide ecological crisis. Essential.' -- Choice 'Meticulously researched, it is sure to provide even the hardened environmental historian with some new case study, some unexpected interpretive slant or some grim statistic to mull over. Brief though it is, this is surely one of the best histories of the environment currently available.' -- Environment and History


Contents

Figures and tables Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Environment and History 2. The World Hunt 3. Forests and Forestry 4. Soils and Irrigation 5. Cities and the Environment 6. Conclusion: Beyond the Limits?

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Biography

Stephen Mosley is Senior Lecturer in History at Leeds Metropolitan University. His previous publications include The Chimney of the World: A History of Smoke Pollution in Victorian and Edwardian Manchester (2008).

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