Nature and Human Societies Series
An interdisciplinary series designed to meet the growing international interest in world environmental history and to provide detailed but accessible analyses of how the environment has helped shape human society and civilization on a region-by-region basis.
The Nature and Human Societies series provides fascinating insights into how the natural world has impacted and been shaped by human civilization. Ranging from the Stone Age extinction of the mammoth to such contemporary controversies as nuclear power and greenhouse gases, this exciting new series charts the history of humanity's complex interplay with the environment.
Each volume focuses on a geographical region, highlighting the key trends in world environmental history that have helped shape human civilization. More than just a history of the environment, the series examines the decisive impact environmental factors have had on world affairs and the political trends that have shaped our impact on the natural world.