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Environment and History: The taming of nature in the USA and South Africa

Series: Historical Connections

By: W Beinart and P Coates

120 pages, Maps


Paperback | Dec 1995 | #40564 | ISBN: 0415114683
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About this book

The authors examine the neglected historical subject of settler incursion and dominance. They also seek to explain change in indigenous ideas and practices towards the environment.


1. Introduction: Comparative analysis, the historical background and the nature of environmental history 2. Hunting and animals: from game to wildlife 3. Timber and trees: from felling to forestry 4. Agriculture: exploitation unlimited and limited 5. Nature reserves and National Parks: revaluing and renaturing the wild 6. From conservation to environmentalism and beyond

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