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Provides issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. Written by experts from incredibly diverse fields.
The Companion to Global Environmental History offers multiple points of entry into the history and historiography of environmental history to provide an essential road map to past developments, current controversies, and future developments for specialists and newcomers alike.
The collection begins with a series of chapters discussing global aspects of environmental history. Part Two switches to a sharper focus, featuring essays that characterize the distinctiveness of certain key regions such as China, Russia, West Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The final part of the book examines different forms of modern environmentalism, ranging from the U.S. and its fascination with wilderness, to Japanese concern with human health, and on to Peru and India, where the environmental debate centers on access to resources.