Provides foundation knowledge in history, economics, politics, sociology and philosophy that contemporary human geography requires. By addressing these areas it makes human geography relevant to the understanding of past and present environmental issues and complements introductory texts on ecology, biogeography and environmental science.
1. Ecology, Society, and Environment 2. Philosophy, Geography and Environmental Knowledge 3. Pre-modern Environments 4. Pre-modern State Societies 5. Early Modern Environments 6. Ecological Imperialism and the Rise of Geography 7. Late Modernity: Cold War, White Heat, Green Peace 8. Late Modern Society and Global Warming 9. Postmodern Environments 10. Postmodern Forest Environments 11. The Postmodern Urban Environment 12. Environmental Knowledge and the Politics of Genetically Modified Food 13. Towards Sustainable Development 14. Envisioning an Ecological Socialist Future