The Turning Points of Environmental History

In this volume, an international group of environmental historians examine the significant ways in which humans have impacted their surroundings throughout history.

The Turning Points of Environmental History

Author: Frank Uekötter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780822961185

Page: 206

View: 637

In this volume, an international group of environmental historians examine the significant ways in which humans have impacted their surroundings throughout history.

Turning Points in Australian History

Environmental histories mark it as the 'first instance where wilderness became
truly a national concern politically, legally and socially'. It was 'one of the defining
moments in Australian political history ... the moment when ecological politics ...

Turning Points in Australian History

Author: Martin Crotty

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 1921410566

Page: 302

View: 906

"Following on from the successful Great Mistakes in Australian History, Turning Points shows us key moments, serious decisions, random coincidences that really did change the course of history. Seventeen of Australia's leading historians prompt us to see history differently, in a challenging and engaging way."--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Douglas Cazaux Sackman (Malden, MA: Wiley-blackwell, 2010): xiii–xxi; and
Frank Uekötter, The Turning Points of Environmental History (Pittsburgh:
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010). For some classic work in technology
studies that also ...

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190673486

Page: 800

View: 599

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Time and Environmental Law

In raising awareness, the 'turning point' is a well-established temporal metaphor
for defining time frames, chronologies, ... Turning points provide a structure and
interpretative framework to narratives about changes in environmental history, ...

Time and Environmental Law

Author: Benjamin Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107191246

Page: 428

View: 915

Through the lens of time, the book critiques environmental law and recommends ways to enable it to respond to nature's time scales.

Milestones and Turning Points in Development Thinking

Despite powerful environmental narratives to the contrary, there is strong
evidence, in both the forest–savanna ... as a product of both social and ecological
history, not simply the result of deterministic patterns of environmental change.

Milestones and Turning Points in Development Thinking

Author: R. Jolly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271639

Page: 319

View: 741

The first volume of IDS Companions to Development Studies focuses on pivotal writing emerging from the IDS fellowship during the last 50 years. It includes five topics: perspectives and paradigms, debunking myths, development policy, gender and international perspectives, and policy, as well as names like Seers, Singer, Lipton, Reg Green.

Something New Under the Sun An Environmental History of the Twentieth Century World The Global Century Series

Bountiful yields became routine between 1960 and 1990 , with effects more
sudden and sizable than those of history's previous agricultural turning points .
From the dawn of agriculture until the seventeenth century , yields ( in Europe at
least ) ...

Something New Under the Sun  An Environmental History of the Twentieth Century World  The Global Century Series

Author: J. R. McNeill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393075892

Page: 448

View: 574

"Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book World The history of the twentieth century is most often told through its world wars, the rise and fall of communism, or its economic upheavals. In his startling new book, J. R. McNeill gives us our first general account of what may prove to be the most significant dimension of the twentieth century: its environmental history. To a degree unprecedented in human history, we have refashioned the earth's air, water, and soil, and the biosphere of which we are a part. Based on exhaustive research, McNeill's story—a compelling blend of anecdotes, data, and shrewd analysis—never preaches: it is our definitive account. This is a volume in The Global Century Series (general editor, Paul Kennedy).

Science Environment Health

Analysis and synthesis of research on responsible environmental behavior: a
meta-analysis. The Journal of Environmental Education, ... In F. Uekötter (Ed.),
The turning points of environmental history. University of Pittsburgh Press:
Pittsburgh.

Science   Environment   Health

Author: Albert Zeyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 904813949X

Page: 197

View: 621

Health and the environment are important learning areas in science education and their significance is growing. Not only do they have high social relevance, but they are also close to students’ interests and needs. They provide many opportunities to unlock science with questions that are personally relevant to boys and girls and that inspire them to engage in science. This book contains a selection of papers from prominent professionals in science, health and environmental education, who reflect on science education, each from their specific point of view. The core idea is to present well-founded perspectives on how science education may benefit from challenges stemming from both health and environmental education. Specific reasons are discussed as to why these two areas are particularly legitimized to challenge science education, and their potential impact on a revision of science education is evaluated. A new pedagogy for science¦environment¦health that yields interesting and relevant science education for students and teachers, and addresses the grand challenges of this century: what an attractive and rewarding project! The book will motivate teachers, teacher educators and science education researchers to take part in this on-going project.

Bulletin

derlying the conference : What were the major turning points in the general
history of man and the natural world ? What are the criteria that historians should
use in the periodization of environmental history ? And how do the turning points
of ...

Bulletin

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Making Nature Sacred

Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present
John Gatta ... support to preserve the aesthetic and ecological integrity of less
settled landscapes represented a turning point in environmental history. It never ...

Making Nature Sacred

Author: John Gatta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195165050

Page: 291

View: 506

This book argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has yet to be fully recognized or understood. Making Nature Sacred explores how the quest for 'natural revelation' has been pursued through successive phases of American literary and intellectual history.

Nature s End

History and the Environment Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde ... to jump to the territory
of twentiethcentury environmental history.40 Their grounds for doing so are that
the real step - change or turning point in modern environmental history occurred
 ...

Nature s End

Author: Sverker Sörlin

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Page: 368

View: 676

Environmental History as a distinct discipline is now over a generation old, with a large and diverse group of practitioners around the globe. This book provides a reflection on the achievements, diversity, and direction of environmental history in its varied national, international and continental contexts.

Environment and History in Britain and Germany

More recently , interest has developed in the history of co - evolution ( animal
history ) or of limited or serial confrontation ... 3 The Turning Points of
Environmental History , Joachim Radkau and Frank Vekötter eds . , Lana major
topic of debate ...

Environment and History in Britain and Germany

Author: Prinz-Albert-Gesellschaft. Jahrestagung

Publisher: De Gruyter Saur

ISBN:

Page: 155

View: 285

Großbritannien und Deutschland führen innerhalb Europas die umwelthistorischen Debatten an. Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert den ersten expliziten Austausch deutscher und britischer Umwelthistoriker über ihre jeweiligen Themen und Methoden auf der 24. Tagung der Prinz-Albert-Gesellschaft über ,,Umwelt und Geschichte in Deutschland und Großbritannien". Je ein renommierter deutscher und britischer Umwelthistoriker leisten Beiträge zu den Themen ,,Umweltgeschichtsschreibung", ,,Ressourcen und Nachhaltigkeit", ,,Die Herausforderungen von Industrialisierung und Urbanisierung" sowie ,,Die Umwelt schützen". Das Buch gibt einen faszinierenden Einblick in zwei Wissenschaftskulturen und dokumentiert die zentrale Bedeutung der Umweltgeschichte für das Verständnis moderner Gesellschaften.

Turning Points Iv 2007 Ed

Establishing Taiwan as a " Green Silicon Island ” will enhance its economic
competitive advantages , while emphasizing environmental protection and social
development . Consequently , the Republic of China ( ROC ) will simultaneously
 ...

Turning Points Iv  2007 Ed

Author:

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712345418

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Exploring Apocalyptica

At a time when climate change turns from a scenario into an experienced reality, this book charts paths for an age that may have already moved beyond the peak apocalypse.

Exploring Apocalyptica

Author: Frank Uekotter

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822983370

Page: 232

View: 832

Environmental alarmism has long been a political bellwether. Tell me what you think about the green apocalypse, and I'll tell you where you stand on the issues. But as the environmental heydays of the 1970s move into perspective, the time has come for a reassessment. Horror scenarios create a legacy whose effects have largely escaped attention. Based on case studies from four continents and the North Atlantic, ExploringApocalyptica argues for a reevaluation of familiar clichés. It shows that environmentalists were less apocalyptic than commonly thought, and other groups were far more enthusiastic. It traces an interconnection with Cold War fears and economic depressions and demonstrates how alarmism faced limits in the Global South. It also suggests that past horror scenarios impose constraints on ongoing debates. At a time when climate change turns from a scenario into an experienced reality, this book charts paths for an age that may have already moved beyond the peak apocalypse.

China

Its Environment and History Robert B. Marks ... The way Chinese history turned
out was not predetermined but rather was contingent on several exceptionally
important turning points when China and its history could have been very, very ...

China

Author: Robert B. Marks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442212772

Page: 464

View: 330

This deeply informed and beautifully written book provides a comprehensive and comprehensible history of China from prehistory to the present. Focusing on the interaction of humans and their environment, Robert B. Marks traces changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a quarter of humankind. Through both word and image, this work illuminates the chaos and paradox inherent in China’s environmental narrative, demonstrating how historically sustainable practices can, in fact, be profoundly ecologically unsound. The author also reevaluates China’s traditional “heroic” storyline, highlighting the marginalization of nature that followed the spread of Chinese civilization while examining the development of a distinctly Chinese way of relating to and altering the environment. Unmatched in his ability to synthesize a complex subject clearly and cogently, Marks has written an accessible yet nuanced history for any reader interested in China, past or present. Indeed he argues successfully that all of humanity has a stake in China’s environmental future.

Genetic Turning Points

This is a point of confusion considering the definition of " preexisting condition . ...
about having children , eugenics is part of our recent history , and both stigma
and discrimination are associated with its labels . ... Since most diseases have
both genetic and environmental components , it is difficult to separate out genetic
 ...

Genetic Turning Points

Author: James C. Peterson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802849205

Page: 364

View: 404

"Genetic Turning Points is an outstanding study of the problem of genetic engineering and related ethical issues. It addresses difficult and sometimes technical matters in a style that is both clear and scholarly, and it provides valuable insights into issues that are being thrust to the fore by scientific progress. Genes store the directions for all life on earth. If you want to know where we might be going, read this book. It is a road map that can save you from many ill-fated journeys."--William R. Shea.

Environmental History Newsletter

economic history research it is very important , that years mentioned above are
important turning points of our history . Analogous data may be obtained also for
the year 1897. These data create a valuable source of information about the
result ...

Environmental History Newsletter

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American Environmental History

Changing the Atmosphere : Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance .
Cambridge : MIT Press ... Tarr , Joel A . “ Historical Turning Points in Municipal
Water Supply and Wastewater Disposal , 1850 – 1932 . ” Civil Engineering 47 ...

American Environmental History

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 480

View: 801

By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis. Beginning with the precolonial land-use practice of Native Americans and concluding with our twenty-first century concerns over our global ecological crisis, American Environmental History addresses contentious issues such as the preservation of the wilderness, the expulsion of native peoples from national parks, and population growth, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and class. Entries address a range of topics, from the impact of rice cultivation, slavery, and the growth of the automobile suburb to the effects of the Russian sea otter trade, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice movement, and globalization. This illustrated reference is an essential companion for students interested in the ongoing transformation of the American landscape and the conflicts over its resources and conservation. It makes rich use of the tools and resources (climatic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians rely on to conduct their research. The volume also includes a compendium of significant people, concepts, events, agencies, and legislation, and an extensive bibliography of critical films, books, and Web sites.