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The environment and world history [electronic resource] / edited by Edmund Burke III and Kenneth Pomeranz
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009
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 Electronic Book  GF13 (INTERNET)    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Human ecology -- History
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- History
Environmental sciences -- History
Physical Description xvi, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Note Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, MPublishing, 2013. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-336) and index
In 11 essays, the contributors examine the connections between environmental change and other major topics of early modern world history: population growth, commercialization, imperialism, industrialization, the fossil fuel revolution, and more
Contents Introduction : world history and environmental history / Kenneth Pomeranz -- The big story : human history, energy regimes, and the environment / Edmund Burke III -- Toward a global system of property rights in land / John F. Richards -- The transformation of the Middle Eastern environment, 1500 B.C.E.-2000 C.E. / Edmund Burke III -- The transformation of China's environment, 1500-2000 / Kenneth Pomeranz -- The Rhine as a world river / Mark Cioc -- Continuity and transformation : colonial rice frontiers and their environmental impact on the great river deltas of mainland Southeast Asia / Michael Adas -- Beyond the colonial paradigm : African history and environmental history in large-scale perspective / William Beinart -- Environmental histories of India : of states, landscapes, and ecologies / Mahesh Rangarajan -- Latin American environmental history : a shifting old/new field / Lise Sedrez -- The predatory tribute-taking state : a framework for understanding Russian environmental history / Douglas R. Weiner
Series California world history library ; 9
ACLS Humanities E-Book
Alternate Author Burke, Edmund, 1940-
Pomeranz, Kenneth
American Council of Learned Societies

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