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The decline of nature : environmental history and the Western worldview

Author: Gilbert F LaFreniere
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Academica Press, ©2007.
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An environmental history of ideas embedded in a compact account of Western civilization's ecological impact upon the planet, particularly in Europe and its colonies.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
LaFreniere, Gilbert F.
Decline of nature.
Bethesda, MD : Academica Press, c2007
(OCoLC)606008777
Online version:
LaFreniere, Gilbert F.
Decline of nature.
Bethesda, MD : Academica Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608213735
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert F LaFreniere
ISBN: 9781933146409 1933146400
OCLC Number: 141187873
Description: xv, 457 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The cycle in nature and history --
Ecology and the rise and fall of ancient civilizations --
Worldviews and the classical-medieval metanoia --
The ecological transformation of Western Europe --
The scientific revolution and the domination of nature --
Enlightenment I : the idea of progress --
Enlightenment II : nature and the idea of nature in eighteenth century Europe --
European colonization and the exploitation of resources on a global scale --
Modernity and its discontents --
The twentieth century road to ruin --
The environmental movement --
The problem of economic growth and the Western worldview --
Nature and the philosophy of history.
Responsibility: Gilbert F. LaFreniere.

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