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Northern Europe : an environmental history

Author: Tamara L Whited
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005.
Series: Nature and human societies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Could global warming plunge Northern Europe into a new Ice Age? What unique features turned this region into the birthplace of the world's first great industrial powers? With coverage ranging from Neanderthals to North Sea oil, Northern Europe: An Environmental History is a timely addition to the new and exciting field of environmental history and studies the complex interplay between nature and humans in a region
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Whited
ISBN: 1851093745 9781851093748 1851094326 9781851094325
OCLC Number: 123232559
Description: xvii, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Adaptations across millennia : northern Europeans of the Paleolithic and Mesolithic eras --
2. Early Agrarian civilization : form the European neolithic through the Roman era --
3. Medieval Christendom in God's creation : environmental continuities, coevolutions, and changes --
4. Denying Malthus : demographic, economic, and environmental developments from 1500 to 1800 --
5. New regimes of production and pollution in the industrial age --
6. Consumer revolution and green reaction : economics, ecology, and environmentalism since World War II --
7. Case studies.
Series Title: Nature and human societies.
Responsibility: Tamara L. Whited [and others].

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A fascinating handbook providing a rare synthesis of the environmental history of northern Europe from the Paleolithic era to the present day.  Read more...

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"I highly recommend this book and, on the strength of this book, this series, to the reader who wishes a short, readable, reliable introduction to regional environmental history." - Sixteenth Century Read more...

 
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