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Environment and History: The taming of nature in the USA and South Africa - Historical Connections (Paperback)
  • Environment and History: The taming of nature in the USA and South Africa - Historical Connections (Paperback)

Environment and History: The taming of nature in the USA and South Africa - Historical Connections (Paperback)

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Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 13/07/1995
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The influence of human economies and cultures on ecosystems is particularly striking in the new worlds into which Europeans have expanded over the past five hundred years. Using a comparative and multidisciplinary approach, Beinart and Coates examine this neglected aspect of the history of settler incursion and dominance in two frontier nations, the USA and South Africa. They also seek to explain change in indigenous ideas and practices towards the environment, and discuss the rise of popular environmentalism up to the present day.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415114684
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm

"William Beinart and Peter Coates are, respectively, specialists in South African and American history, both at the University of Bristol in England. They have followed in the tradition of George Frederickson, John Cell, and James Campbell by writing a comparative study of an aspect of U.S. and South African history. "Environment and History: The Taming of Nature in the USA and South Africa is an environmental history published in a series designed chiefly for student use. By and large it should succeed as a school text. In any case, it makes a rewarding read for anyone interested in environmental or compartive history. . .The book is clearly and concisely written."
-"Journal of World History, Fall 1997 Environment and History constitutes a modest contribution to a small, but apparently growing, body of comparative work on the histories of Africa and the United
""Environment and History gives a valuable historical perspective on many of the 'green' issues at the forefront of public interest."
-"Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society
..." impressive ... [T]his book['s] ... quality of analysis make[s] it an excellent choice for a course in environmental history."
-"Africa Today

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