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Main Title An environmental history of the world : humankind's changing role in the community of life /
Author Hughes, J. Donald
Publisher Routledge,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 45743336
ISBN 0415136180; 9780415136181; 0415136199; 9780415136198
Subjects Human ecology--History. ; Nature--Effect of human beings on--History. ; Biotic communities--History. ; Facteurs humains. ; Effets sur l'environnement. ; Ecologie humaine. ; Histoire. ; Société. ; Menselijke invloed. ; Biosphäre.--(DE-588)4140407-5 ; Geschichte.--(DE-588)4020517-4 ; Humanèokologie.--(DE-588)4026152-9 ; Kultur.--(DE-588)4125698-0 ; Mensch.--(DE-588)4038639-9 ; Umwelt.--(DE-588)4061616-2 ; Umweltschutz.--(DE-588)4061644-7 ; Anthropogener Einfluss. ; Umweltveränderung. ; Ecologie humaine--Histoire ; Homme--Influence sur la nature--Histoire ; Bioc enoses--Histoire
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ERAM  GF13.H83 2001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/11/2004
Collation xiv, 264 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-248) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction: History and ecology -- Primal harmony -- The great divorce of culture and nature -- Ideas and impacts -- The Middle Ages -- The transformation of the biosphere -- Exploitation and conservation -- Modern environmental problems -- Present and future -- A general conclusion. This original work follows a chronological path through the history of mankind, in relationship to ecosystems around the world. Each chapter concentrates on a general period in human history; each also has three case studies which illustrate the significant patterns occurring at that time.