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Rethinking Environmental History: World-System History and Global Environmental Change

Rethinking Environmental History: World-System History and Global Environmental Change (Paperback)

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This exciting new reader in environmental history provides a framework for understanding the relations between ecosystems and world-systems over time. Alf Hornborg, J. R. McNeill, and Joan Martinez-Alier have brought together a group of the foremost writers from the social, historical, and geographical sciences to provide an overview of the ecological dimension of global, economic processes, with a long-term, historical perspective. Readers are challenged to integrate studies of the Earth-system with studies of the world-system, and to reconceptualize the relations between human beings and their environment, as well as the challenges of global sustainability.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic historyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentEnvironmentalist thought & ideology Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S. Publication Date: 18/01/2007 ISBN-13: 9780759110281  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alf Hornborg is an anthropologist and professor of human ecology at Lund University. J. R. McNeill is professor of history, director of graduate studies, and Cinco Hermanos Chair of Environmental and International Affairs at Georgetown University. Joan Martinez-Alier is professor of ecological economics in the Department of Economics and Economic History at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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