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The unending frontier : an environmental history of the early modern world by

Author: John F Richards
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press. copyright 2003.
Series: California world history library, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work identifies four broadly shared historical processes that speeded environmental change from roughly 1500 to 1800 CE: intensified human land use along settlement frontiers; biological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Richards
ISBN: 0520230752 9780520230750 9780520246782 0520246780
OCLC Number: 492221917
Notes: Réimpr. : 2005 (éd. br.).
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-682 p.) : cartes. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Maps List of Tables Preface Introduction Part I. The Global Context 1. The Early Modern World 2. Climate and Early Modern World Environmental History Part II. Eurasia and Africa 3. Pioneer Settlement on Taiwan 4. Internal Frontiers and Intensified Land Use in China 5. Ecological Strategies in Tokugawa Japan 6. Landscape Change and Energy Transformation in the British Isles 7. Frontier Settlement in Russia 8. Wildlife and Livestock in South Africa Part III. The Americas 9. The Columbian Exchange: The West Indies 10. Ranching, Mining, and Settlement Frontiers in Colonial Mexico 11. Sugar and Cattle in Portuguese Brazil 12. Landscapes of Sugar in the Antilles Part IV. The World Hunt 13. Furs and Deerskins in Eastern North America 14. The Hunt for Furs in Siberia 15. Cod and the New World Fisheries 16. Whales and Walruses in the Northern Oceans Conclusion Bibliography Index
Series Title: California world history library, 1.
Responsibility: John F. Richards.

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