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Deforesting the earth : from prehistory to global crisis : an abridgment

Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anyone who doubts the power of history to inform the present should read this closely argued and sweeping survey. This is rich, timely, and sobering historical fare written in a measured, non-sensationalist style by a master of his craft. One only hopes (almost certainly vainly) that today's policymakers take its lessons to heart."-Brian Fagan, Los Angeles Times Published in 2002, Deforesting the Earth was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Michael, 1935 June 24-
Deforesting the earth.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005034150
(OCoLC)62342135
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Williams
ISBN: 9780226899053 0226899055 9780226899473 0226899470 1282659901 9781282659902 9786612659904 6612659904
OCLC Number: 648761654
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 543 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Illustrations; Preface; Part I: Clearing in the Deep Past; 1. The Return of the Forest; 2. Fire and Foragers; 3. The First Farmers; 4. The Classical World; 5. The Medieval World; Part II: Reaching Out: Europe and the Wider World; 6. Driving Forces and Cultural Climates, 1500-1750; 7. Clearing in Europe, 1500-1750; 8. The Wider World, 1500-1750; 9. Driving Forces and Cultural Climates, 1750-1900; 10. Clearing in the Temperate World, 1750-1920; 11. Clearing in the Tropical World, 1750-1920; Part III: The Global Forest; 12. Scares and Solutions, 1900-1944 13. The Great Onslaught, 1945-95: Dimensions of Change14. The Great Onslaught, 1945-1995: Patterns of Change; Epilogue: Backward and Forward Glances; Acknowledgments; List of Measures, Abbreviations, and Acronyms; Notes; Bibliographic Essay; Index
Responsibility: Michael Williams.

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Deforestation - the thinning and clearing of forests for fuel, shelter, and agriculture - is among the important ways humans have transformed the environment. This book presents the history of this  Read more...

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