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This volume begins with John McNeill, who provides a wide-ranging account of environmental history, followed by top environmental studies scholars, who explore the use and abuse of the earth's land, the unique challenges of cities, and the rise of nation-states, bringing about environmental legislation and, ultimately, environmental and ecological activism. Book jacket.
Frank Uekoetter is a Dilthey Fellow with the Research Institute of the Deutsches Museum and deputy director of the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany. He is the author of The Age of Smoke: Environmental Policy in Germany and the United States, 1880–1970.
Table of Contents
Thinking Big: The Broad Outlines of a Burgeoning Field
The First Hundred Thousand Years
Urban Environmental History
The "1950s Syndrome" and the Transition from a Slow-Going to a Rapid Loss of Global Sustainability
The Knowledge Society
List of Contributors
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