The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

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This book explores the methodology of environmental history, with an emphasis on the field's interaction with other historiographies such as consumerism, borderlands, and gender. It examines the problem of environmental context, specifically the problem and perception of environmental determinism, by focusing on climate, disease, fauna, and regional environments. It also considers the changing understanding of scientific knowledge.This essay questions the universality, even the value, of that pattern. If the forest is merely the mute backdrop for human ... changes to forests. We see our own speciesa#39; impact on forest ecosystems clearly in the often-abrupt changes brought anbsp;...

Title:The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History
Author:Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher:Oxford University Press (UK) - 2014-10-08


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