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Rethinking environmental history : world-system history and global environmental change

Author: Mart�inez Alier, Juan. ; ; Alf Hornborg; John Robert McNeill; Juan Martínez Alier
Publisher: Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2007.
Series: Globalization and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This exciting new reader in environmental history provides a framework for understanding the relations between ecosystems and world-systems over time. Alf Hornborg, J.R. McNeill, and Joan Martinez-Alier have brought together a group of the prominent social scientists, historians, and geographical scientists to provide a historical overview of the ecological dimension of global economic processes. Readers are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rethinking environmental history.
Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608291678
Online version:
Rethinking environmental history.
Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)609902894
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mart�inez Alier, Juan. ; ; Alf Hornborg; John Robert McNeill; Juan Martínez Alier
ISBN: 9780759110274 0759110271 9780759110281 075911028X
OCLC Number: 70265531
Description: xi, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Environmental history as political ecology / Alf Hornborg --
Environmental impacts of the Roman economy and social structure : Augustus to Diocletian / J. Donald Hughes --
"People said extinction was not possible" : two thousand years of environmental change in South China / Robert B. Marks --
Precolonial landesque capital : a global perspective / Mats Widgren --
Food, war, and crisis : the seventeenth century Swedish empire / Janken Myrdal --
The role of deforestation in earth and world-system integration / Michael Williams --
Silver, ecology, and the origins of the modern world, 1450-1640 / Jason W. Moore --
Trade, "trinkets," and environmental change at the edge of world-systems : political ecology and the East African ivory trade / N. Thomas Håkansson --
Steps to an environmental history of the western Llanos of Venezuela : a world-system perspective / Rafael A. Gassón --
The extractive economy : an early phase of the globalization of diet, and its environmental consequences / Richard Wilk --
Yellow jack and geopolitics : environment, epidemics, and the struggles for empire in the American tropics, 1640-1830 / J.R. McNeill --
Marxism, social metabolism, and international trade / Joan Martínez-Alier --
Natural values and the physical inevitability of uneven development under capitalism / Stephen G. Bunker --
Footprints in the cotton fields : the industrial revolution as time-space appropriation and environmental load displacement / Alf Hornborg --
Uneven ecological exchange and consumption-based environmental impacts : a cross-national investigation / Andrew K. Jorgenson and James Rice --
Combining social metabolism and input-output analyses to account for ecologically unequal trade / Helga Weisz --
Physical trade flows of pollution-intensive products : historical trends in Europe and the world / Roldan Muradian and Stefan Giljum --
Environmental issues at the U.S.-Mexico border and the unequal territorialization of value / Josiah Heyman --
Surrogate money, technology, and the expansion of savanna soybeans in Brazil / William H. Fisher --
Scale and dependency in world-systems : local societies in convergent evolution / Joseph A. Tainter --
The ecology and the economy : what is rational? / Immanuel Wallerstein.
Series Title: Globalization and the environment.
Responsibility: edited by Alf Hornborg, J.R. McNeill, and Joan Martinez-Alier.
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