256 pages, 34 col photos, illus, 30 figs, 39 col maps
Covers the environmental history of the USA and Canada from 1492 to the present in seven chronologically arranged chapters. Over one hundred entries discuss the events that have helped shape the North American landscape, from the transformation of the wilderness into farmland by early settlers to the Johannesburg World Environmental Conference. The work provides a thorough survey of the role of the environment in the social history of North America examining how it influenced human behaviour while being transformed by it.
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