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Environmental history : a concise introduction

Author: I G Simmons
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1993.
Series: New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much scholarly work is being undertaken on the fine detail of environmental history, showing how various cultural processes expressed themselves in ecological change. This book provides an outline  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I G Simmons
ISBN: 1557864454 9781557864451 1557864462 9781557864468
OCLC Number: 27769609
Description: xvi, 206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. 'Not the sweet home that it looks': A History of the World in Only Five Chapters --
2. 'Might-be maps': The Ecology of the Wild and the Tame --
3. 'A culture is no better than its woods': The Humanization of the Wilderness --
4. 'Not dream of islands': An Environmental History of Two Political Units --
5. Our good landscapes be but lies': Culture, Time and Environment.
Series Title: New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
Responsibility: I.G. Simmons.

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