Global Environmental History
By (author) I.G. Simmons
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Global Environmental History by I.G. Simmons
Book DescriptionThe global environment has been in a state of change since the height of the last glacial maximum of the Pleistocene. Examining this state of flux of both the natural environment and the living organisms that inhabit it, I. G. Simmons' "Global Environmental History" ranges from 10,000 BCE to the modern day to present an incredibly rich deep time overview of how we have come to our current state of ecological crisis.A far-reaching approach that considers the truly global picture and recognizes the contributions of many disciplines - including the natural sciences, the social sciences, and, increasingly, the humanities - "Global Environmental History" focuses not only on the material world but also on humans' ideas about the planet and their place on it. Taking as his starting point the major phases of human technological evolution of the last 12,000 years, Simmons considers how these changes have affected the natural world and goes on to assess the response to conditions such as climate change. By putting today's environmental preoccupations into a long-term perspective, Simmons reveals the history of some current anxieties.A timely examination of the interrelation of history and nature, Simmons' book will be welcomed by any concerned reader interested in the origins of the modern environmental crisis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226758107
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author I.G. Simmons
Global Environmental History, Hardback (March 2008)
Courses which deal with environmental history have long lacked a comprehensive overview. I. G. Simmons has made a significant contribution with a book that looks at the long-term history of environment and humanity from 10,000 BC to AD 2000.
Moorlands of England and Wales, Paperback (October 2003)
This is a history of the moorlands and the part they have played in English and Welsh history over ten millennia. Ian Simmons combines the perspectives of natural science, archaeology, social history and historical geography, and draws on forty years of exploring and studying the moorlands.
Environmental History of Great Britain, Paperback (June 2001)
This is a history of the environment of England, Wales and Scotland, and of the interactions of people, place and nature since the last ice sheet withdrew some ten thousand years ago.
Changing the Face of the Earth, Paperback (November 1996)» View all books by I.G. Simmons
* Revised edition of a widely--used textbook. * More concise, more chapters, better adapted to course use. * Revised further reading. * Clearly--written, well--illustrated, popular with students. .
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Author Biography - I.G. Simmons
I. G. Simmons became emeritus professor of geography at the University of Durham in 2001 and is the author of Interpreting Nature, Environmental History: A Concise Introduction, An Environmental History of Great Britain, and Changing the Face of the Earth.
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