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Economic development and environmental history in the Anthropocene : perspectives on Asia and Africa

Author: Gareth Austin
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloombury Publishing Plc., 2017. ©2017
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For the populations of the developing economies - the vast majority of humanity - the present century offers the prospect of emulating Western standards of living. This hope is combined with increasing awareness of the environmental consequences of the very process of global industrialisation itself. This book explores the interactions between economic development and the physical environment in four regions of the  Read more...
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Economic development and environmental history in the Anthropocene. Perspectives on Asia and Africa.
London : Bloomsbury Academic 2017
(OCoLC)957546426
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth Austin
ISBN: 9781474267502 1474267505 9781474267519 1474267513
OCLC Number: 1003192906
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 326 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1 Introduction Gareth Austin; 2 Environmental Impacts of Colonial Dynamics, 1400-1800: The First Global Age and the Anthropocene Amélia Polónia and Jorge M. Pacheco; 3 Agricultural Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1500-1800 Mats Widgren; 4 Containers, Energy and the Anthropocene in West Africa Emily Lynn Osborn; 5 Africa and the Anthropocene Gareth Austin; 6 Monsoon Asia, Intra-Regional Trade and Fossil-Fuel-Driven Industrialization Kaoru Sugihara 7 Forests and a New Energy Economy in Nineteenth-Century South India Prasannan Parthasarathi8 Land Quality, Carrying Capacity and Sustainable Agricultural Change in Twentieth-Century India Tirthankar Roy; 9 The Forests of Southeast Asia, Forest Transition Theory and the Anthropocene, 1500-2000 Peter Boomgaard; 10 Developing the Rain Forest: Rubber, Environment and Economy in Southeast Asia Corey Ross; 11 The Development of Energy-Conservation Technology in Japan, 1920-70: An Analysis of Energy-Intensive Industries and Energy-Conservation Policies Satoru Kobori 12 The Development of South Korea's Nuclear Industry in a Resource- and Capital-Scarce Environment Se Young JangAppendix 1: South Korea's Electricity Generation by Source in Selected Years (billion kilowatt hours and per cent); Appendix 2: Nuclear Power Reactors Operating in South Korea (January 2016); Appendix 3: Nuclear Power Reactors under Construction and Planned in South Korea; 13 Water, Energy and Politics: Chinese Industrial Revolutions in Global Environmental Perspective Kenneth Pomeranz; 14 The Present Climate of Economics and History Julia Adeney Thomas; Notes on Contributors; Index
Responsibility: edited by Gareth Austin.

Abstract:

For the populations of the developing economies - the vast majority of humanity - the present century offers the prospect of emulating Western standards of living. This hope is combined with increasing awareness of the environmental consequences of the very process of global industrialisation itself. This book explores the interactions between economic development and the physical environment in four regions of the developing world: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. The contributors focus on the 'Anthropocene': our present era, in which humanity's influence on the physical environment has begun to mark the geological record. Economic Development and Environmental History in the Anthropocene examines environmental changes at global level and human responses to environmental opportunities and constraints on more local and regional scales, themes which have been insufficiently studied to date. This volume fills this gap in the literature by combining historical, economic and geographical perspectives to consider the implications of the Anthropocene for economic development in Asia and Africa.

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