Global Environmental History
10,000 BC to AD 2000
By (author) I.G. Simmons
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Global Environmental History by I.G. Simmons
Book DescriptionCourses 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. This far-reaching text considers the global picture and recognises the contributions of many disciplines including the natural sciences, the social sciences, and increasingly, the humanities. As a starting point, this book takes the major phases of human technological evolution of the last 12,000 years and considers how these have affected the natural world. It then considers the response to conditions such as climate change, putting today's preoccupations into a long-term perspective. This is a book of history, not prophecy, and so makes no judgements on current anxieties. Key features: *Includes a glossary of unfamiliar terms *Notable in being a history and not a polemic *Examines the interrelation of history and nature, drawing on many fields of learning *Extensive coverage makes this ideal background reading for more specialised treatments and studies
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748621583
(244mm x 172mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author I.G. Simmons
Global Environmental History, Hardback (August 2008)
The 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, this book presents an overview of how we have come to a state of ecological crisis.
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
Ian G Simmons retired in 2001 from his position as Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Durham. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and the author of many books including The Ecology of Natural Resources(Arnold 1973), Environmental History: An Introduction (Blackwell 1994), Changing the Face of the Earth (second edn, Blackwell 1996), and Humanity and Environment (Longman 1997). He received the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1998.
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