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The environment and world history

The environment and world history

Pomeranz, Kenneth; Burke, Edmund, 1940-

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published Berkeley : University of California Press 2009
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Edmund Burke III and Kenneth Pomeranz
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-336) and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Series: The California world history library ; 9
Subject: Nature Effect of human beings on History.; Environmental sciences History.; Human ecology History.
Reproduction: Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2013. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Series Title: California world history library ; 9.; ACLS Humanities E-Book.


  1. Introduction : world history and environmental history / Kenneth Pomeranz
  2. The big story : human history, energy regimes, and the environment / Edmund Burke III
  3. Toward a global system of property rights in land / John F. Richards
  4. The transformation of the Middle Eastern environment, 1500 B.C.E.-2000 C.E. / Edmund Burke III
  5. The transformation of China's environment, 1500-2000 / Kenneth Pomeranz
  6. The Rhine as a world river / Mark Cioc
  7. Continuity and transformation : colonial rice frontiers and their environmental impact on the great river deltas of mainland Southeast Asia / Michael Adas
  8. Beyond the colonial paradigm : African history and environmental history in large-scale perspective / William Beinart
  9. Environmental histories of India : of states, landscapes, and ecologies / Mahesh Rangarajan
  10. Latin American environmental history : a shifting old/new field / Lise Sedrez
  11. The predatory tribute-taking state : a framework for understanding Russian environmental history / Douglas R. Weiner.