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The author of the book: Michael Williams
Edition: The University of Chicago Press
Date of issue: 17 Jan 2003
EAN: 0226899268
ISBN: 9780226899268
Language: English
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 884 KB
City - Country: Chicago, IL, United States

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Published in 2002, "Deforesting the Earth" was a landmark study of the history and geography of deforestation. Now available as an abridgement, this edition retains the breadth of the original while rendering its arguments accessible to a general readership. Deforestation - the thinning, changing, and wholesale clearing of forests for fuel, shelter, and agriculture - is among the most important ways humans have transformed the environment. Surveying ten thousand years to trace human-induced deforestation's effect on economies, societies, and landscapes around the world, "Deforesting the Earth" is the pre-eminent history of this process and its consequences. Beginning with the PDF return of the forests after the ice age to Europe, North America, and the tropics, Michael Williams traces the impact of human-set fires for gathering and hunting, land clearing for agriculture, and other activities from the Paleolithic age through the classical world and the medieval period. He then focuses on forest clearing both within Europe and by European imperialists and industrialists abroad, from the 1500s to the early 1900s, in such places as the New World, India, and Latin America, and considers indigenous clearing in India, China, and Japan. Finally, he covers the current alarming escalation of deforestation ePub, with our ever-increasing human population placing a potentially unsupportable burden on the world's forests.

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About the author Michael Williams

Michael Williams is professor of geography and the environment at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Oriel College. He is the author, most recently, of Americans and Their Forests: A Historical Geography as well as the editor of Wetlands: A Threatened Landscape and coeditor of A Century of British Geography.

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