An Environmental History of the World: Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life by J. Donald Hughes
Routledge; 2 edition | December 15, 2009 | English | ISBN: 041548149X | 320 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This second edition of An Environmental History of the World continues to present a concise history, from ancient to modern times, of the interactions between human societies and the natural environment, including the other forms of life that inhabit our planet. Throughout their evolutionary history, humans have affected the natural environment, sometimes with a promise of sustainable balance, but also in a destructive manner. This book investigates the ways in which environmental changes, often the result of human actions, have caused historical trends in human societies. This process has happened in every historical period and in every part of the inhabited earth.