About this product
The most extensive annual scholarly reference source on this timely topic.
While the relationship between man and
nature has been a constant feature of the human situation, the human impact on
the environment has only recently because a topic of general interest
to scholars and professionals in disciples across the board.
Environmental history should be of
great interest to anyone concerned with our present global environmental
dilemmas. The American Encyclopaedia of Environmental History is a
worthwhile investment for those in need of a scholarly reference source on this
timely topic as there are no other single works that provide comparable breadth
and authoritative coverage. It is recommended for academic, public, and special
Written by a team of international
experts, provides not only broad historical coverage on how human beliefs and
actions have altered the natural world, but also covers the latest developments
in the field. An analysis of natural phenomena and events and their impact on
human societies is also included.
The environmental history of all
countries is a key feature of the Encyclopaedia.
With hundreds of articles, this
fascinating set will prove a definitive reference source on environmental
change over the course of human history, across cultures and in the modern
world. This important new work belongs in any collection serving world history,
ecology, environmental studies, geography or environmental science programs.
From ‘acid rain’ to ‘zoos’, the American
Encyclopaedia of Environmental History attempts to chronicle the human
impact upon the ‘natural’ world (and vice versa) from prehistory to the
present. It does this through over hundreds of entries, ranging from
geographical regions to animals and plants, environmental problems, and
prominent figures in the history of environmental conservation. This collection
will be a valuable first stop for undergraduate and graduate cultural ecology
and physical geography research projects. The entries are concise, usually
between one and five pages, and each concludes with a ‘further reading’
Well written, no other single works
provides such authoritative coverage on Environmental History! It is an
impressively crafted reference work.