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Environmental history : as if nature existed / edited by John R. McNeill, José Augusto Pádua, Mahesh Rangarajan.

Contributor(s): McNeill, John Robert | Pádua, José Augusto | Rangarajan, Mahesh.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Ecological economics and human well-being.Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010Description: xii, 248 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780198064480 (hbk.); 0198064489 (hbk.).Subject(s): Human ecology -- History | Human ecology -- Economic aspects -- HistoryDDC classification: 304.2 ENV Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. Global Studies Environmental History in General and in Asia; Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire; Industrialization as a Socio-ecological Transition Process; Urban Sanitation through the Lens of Thomas Kuhn; Economic Development, Environment and Society: Reading Karl William Kapp (1910-1976); 2. Macro-Regional Studies Environmental Resources and Chinese Historical Development; Of Nature and Nationalism: Rethinking India's Nehru; European Colonialism and Tropical Forest Destruction in Brazil: The Environmental Dimension beyond Economic History; 3. Micro-regional Studies Globalization and Tribal Histories in Eastern India; From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution in India: 1965-2007; Migration and Ecological Consequences: the Case of Kerala, India; Policy Root in Environmental Degradation: the Case of Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.
Summary: "This volume is situated at the crossroads of two new sub-disciplines - ecological economics and environmental history. The common concern of environmental historians is to ask when and how humans have reshaped the earth and in turn how nature has influenced human choices. At a time of epochal economic and ecological change, there are new insights and debates into how economic and ecological processes are inseparable. This volume fills a vacuum by addressing precisely these concerns." "Histories of environmental change and ecological economics are both cutting-edge disciplines, and this collection presents writings of some of the world's leading scholars on a range of topics. The conceptual essays explore issues of technology choice and energy options. Case studies from emerging economies such as Brazil, India, and China take a rare look at the affinity between ecology and economics, covering topics as diverse as human migration and mining, deforestation, and the gene-based agricultural revolution With contributions from the fields of sociology, history, ecology, and economics, in a language that is as lucid as the approach is sophisticated, this work is vital to anyone interested in a future that reconciles sustainability and equity. Scholars, teachers, and students of natural and social sciences, policymakers, and engaged citizens will find in it ideas that will both stimulate and inform."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Global Studies
Environmental History in General and in Asia; Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire; Industrialization as a Socio-ecological Transition Process; Urban Sanitation through the Lens of Thomas Kuhn; Economic Development, Environment and Society: Reading Karl William Kapp (1910-1976);
2. Macro-Regional Studies
Environmental Resources and Chinese Historical Development; Of Nature and Nationalism: Rethinking India's Nehru; European Colonialism and Tropical Forest Destruction in Brazil: The Environmental Dimension beyond Economic History;
3. Micro-regional Studies
Globalization and Tribal Histories in Eastern India; From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution in India: 1965-2007; Migration and Ecological Consequences: the Case of Kerala, India; Policy Root in Environmental Degradation: the Case of Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

"This volume is situated at the crossroads of two new sub-disciplines - ecological economics and environmental history. The common concern of environmental historians is to ask when and how humans have reshaped the earth and in turn how nature has influenced human choices. At a time of epochal economic and ecological change, there are new insights and debates into how economic and ecological processes are inseparable. This volume fills a vacuum by addressing precisely these concerns." "Histories of environmental change and ecological economics are both cutting-edge disciplines, and this collection presents writings of some of the world's leading scholars on a range of topics. The conceptual essays explore issues of technology choice and energy options. Case studies from emerging economies such as Brazil, India, and China take a rare look at the affinity between ecology and economics, covering topics as diverse as human migration and mining, deforestation, and the gene-based agricultural revolution With contributions from the fields of sociology, history, ecology, and economics, in a language that is as lucid as the approach is sophisticated, this work is vital to anyone interested in a future that reconciles sustainability and equity. Scholars, teachers, and students of natural and social sciences, policymakers, and engaged citizens will find in it ideas that will both stimulate and inform."--BOOK JACKET.

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