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A new green history of the world : the environment and the collapse of great civilizations

Author: Clive Ponting
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Studies the relationship between the environment and human history. This book examines world civilizations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ponting, Clive.
New green history of the world.
London : Vintage Books, 2007
(OCoLC)137313923
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Ponting
ISBN: 9781409000723 1409000729
OCLC Number: 680581892
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 452 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The lessons of Easter Island --
The foundations of history --
Ninety-nine per cent of human history --
The first great transition --
Destruction and survival --
The long struggle --
Ways of thought --
The rape of the world --
The foundations of inequality --
Disease and death --
The weight of numbers --
The second great transition --
The rise of the city --
Creating the affluent society --
Polluting the world --
The threat to global systems --
The shadow of the past.
Responsibility: Clive Ponting.

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