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World Encyclopedia of Environmental History

World Encyclopedia of Environmental History 1st Edition


While the relationship between man and nature has been a constant feature of the human situation, the human impact on the environment has only recently because a topic of general interest to scholars and professionals in disciples across the board.

This two volume set, written by a team of international experts, provides not only broad historical coverage on how human beliefs and actions have altered the natural world, but also covers the latest developments in the field. An analysis of natural phenomena and events and their impact on human societies is also included.

The environmental history of every countries is a key feature of the Encyclopaedia. With hundreds of articles, this fascinating set will prove a definitive reference source on environmental change over the course of human history, across cultures and in the modern world. This important new work belongs in any collection serving world history, ecology, environmental studies, geography or environmental science programs.

Entries also include: Acid Rain; Africa; Air Pollution; Alternative Energy; Biodiversity; Central Asia; China; Climate Change; Debt for Nature; Deforestation; Earthquakes; Environmental Law; Environmental Crime; Famine; Green Revolution; Law of the Sea; Rainforests; Social Ecology; Toxicity; Tragedy of the Commons; Volcanoes.

Well written, no other single works provides such authoritative coverage on Environmental History!

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