Books  Environmental Studies  Environmental History 

What is Environmental History?

TextbookOut of Print
There is a newer edition

What is Environmental History?

What is environmental history? It is a kind of history that seeks...

NHBS Price: £15.99 $21/€18 approx

By: J Donald Hughes(Author)

144 pages, no illustrations

Polity Press

Paperback | Oct 2006 | Edition: 1 | #160428 | ISBN: 0745631894
Out of Print Details
Hardback | Oct 2006 | Edition: 1 | #160427 | ISBN: 0745631886
Out of Print Details

About this book

What is environmental history? It is a kind of history that seeks understanding of human beings as they have lived, worked and thought in relationship to the rest of nature through the changes brought by time.

In this seminal student textbook, J. Donald Hughes provides a masterful overview of the thinkers, topics and perspectives that have come to constitute the exciting discipline that is environmental history. He does so on a global scale, drawing together disparate trends from a rich variety of countries into a unified whole, illuminating trends and key themes in the process. Those already familiar with the discipline will find themselves invited to think about the subject in a new way. Students and scholars new to environmental history will find What is Environmental History? both an indispensable guide and a rich source of inspiration for future work.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!


J. Donald Hughes is John Evans Distinguished Professor and a professor emeritus of history at the University of Denver. His books include The Mediterranean: An Environmental History, An Environmental History of the World: Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life, and Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans.

Bestsellers in this subject

The Making of the British Landscape

NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

Europe: A Natural History

NHBS Special Offer Price: £16.99 £24.99 (Save £8.00) $22/€19 approx (ends 31/12/2018)

Pests in the City

NHBS Price: £18.99 $25/€22 approx

Nature and Power

NHBS Price: £22.99 $30/€26 approx

Vestal Fire

NHBS Price: £68.99 $90/€78 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194