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Understanding the cultural landscape

Author: Bret Wallach
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This compelling book offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe. Coverage ranges from the earliest societies to preindustrial China and India, from the emergence in Europe of the modern world to the contemporary global economy. The focus is on what the places we have created say about us: our belief systems  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wallach, Bret, 1943-
Understanding the cultural landscape.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004024793
(OCoLC)56825513
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bret Wallach
ISBN: 9781462531134 146253113X
OCLC Number: 961912089
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1: Anthropological foundations --
Human evolution, diffusion, and culture --
Foragers --
Domestication --
The diffusion and early development of agriculture --
The emergence of civilization --
2: Historical developments --
China --
India --
A technological civilization --
Globalization --
3: Livelihoods today --
Resource production --
Manufacturing --
Services --
Transportation and communication --
4: Social and environmental consequences --
Romantic responses --
Political reactions --
Conservation, natural resources, and population --
Pollution, biodiversity, and climate change --
5: Reading landscapes --
American cities --
Rural America --
Cities abroad --
Countryside abroad.
Responsibility: Bret Wallach.
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This book offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe.  Read more...

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