Nature and power : a global history of the environment  hard ~ pbk.

Joachim Radkau ; translated by Thomas Dunlap

This book aims to demonstrate that the changing relationship between humanity and nature is key to understanding world history. Humans have been grappling with environmental problems since prehistoric times, and the environmental unsustainability of human practices has often been a decisive, if not immediately evident, shaping factor in history. The measures that societies and states have adopted to stabilize the relationship between humans and the natural world have repeatedly contributed to environmental crises over the course of history. Nature and Power traces the expanding scope of environmental action: from initiatives undertaken by individual villages and cities, environmental policy has become a global concern. Efforts to steer human use of nature and natural resources have become complicated, as Nature and Power shows, by particularities of culture and by the vagaries of human nature itself. Environmental history, the author argues, is ultimately the history of human hopes and fears.

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This book aims to demonstrate that the changing relationship between humanity and nature is key to understanding world history. Humans have been grappling with environmental problems since prehistoric times, and the environmental unsustainability of human practices has often been a decisive, if not immediately evident, shaping factor in history. The measures that societies and states have adopted to stabilize the relationship between humans and the natural world have repeatedly contributed to environmental crises over the course of history. Nature and Power traces the expanding scope of environmental action: from initiatives undertaken by individual villages and cities, environmental policy has become a global concern. Efforts to steer human use of nature and natural resources have become complicated, as Nature and Power shows, by particularities of culture and by the vagaries of human nature itself. Environmental history, the author argues, is ultimately the history of human hopes and fears.

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[目次]

  • 1. Thinking about environmental history
  • 2. The ecology of subsistence and tacit knowledge - primeval symbioses between humans and nature
  • 3. Water, forests, and power
  • 4. Colonialism as a watershed in environmental history
  • 5. At the limits of nature
  • 6. In the labyrinth of globalization
  • Conclusion.

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[目次]

  • 1. Thinking about environmental history
  • 2. The ecology of subsistence and tacit knowledge - primeval symbioses between humans and nature
  • 3. Water, forests, and power
  • 4. Colonialism as a watershed in environmental history
  • 5. At the limits of nature
  • 6. In the labyrinth of globalization
  • Conclusion.

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この本の情報

書名 Nature and power : a global history of the environment
著作者等 Radkau, Joachim
Dunlap Thomas
シリーズ名 Publications of the German Historical Institute
巻冊次 hard
pbk.
出版元 German Historical Institute;Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2008
版表示 1st English ed
ページ数 xvii, 430 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780521616737
9780521851299
NCID BA86374584
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言語 英語
原文言語 ドイツ語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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