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The Environment and World History

Kenneth Pomeranz (Hrsg.), Edmund Burke (Hrsg.)

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Geschichte

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Since around 1500 C.E., humans have shaped the global environment in ways that were previously unimaginable. Bringing together leading environmental historians and world historians, this book offers an overview of global environmental history throughout this remarkable 500-year period. In eleven essays, the contributors examine the connections between environmental change and other major topics of early modern and modern world history: population growth, commercialization, imperialism, industrialization, the fossil fuel revolution, and more. Rather than attributing environmental change largely to European science, technology, and capitalism, the essays illuminate a series of culturally distinctive, yet often parallel developments arising in many parts of the world, leading to intensified exploitation of land and water.

The wide range of regional studies—including some in Russia, China, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Southern Africa, and Western Europe—together with the book's broader thematic essays makes The Environment and World History ideal for courses that seek to incorporate the environment and environmental change more fully into a truly integrative understanding of world history.

CONTRIBUTORS: Michael Adas, William Beinart, Edmund Burke III, Mark Cioc, Kenneth Pomeranz, Mahesh Rangarajan, John F. Richards, Lise Sedrez, Douglas R. Weiner

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environmentalism, developmentalism, world history, historical, politics of knowledge, fossil fuel revolution, southeast asian environment, african environment, global environment history, chinese environment, imperialism, property rights, industrialization, history, environmental history, middle eastern environment, population growth, environmental change, indian environment, russian environment, ecology, energy regimes, human history, latin american environment, commercialism, california world history library