Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment
Nature and Power traces the expanding scope of environmental action over the course of history: from initiatives undertaken by individual villages and cities, environmental policy has become a global concern. Efforts to steer human use of nature and natural resources have become complicated, as Nature and Power shows, by particularities of culture and by the vagaries of human nature itself. Environmental history, the author argues, is ultimately the history of human hopes and fears.
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Review: Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment (Publications of the German Historical Institute)User Review - Nathan - Goodreads
This book is dense. It's German style history, which means it assumes that the reader has a solid foundation in basic topics and throws complex concepts at the reader nonstop. There's a sneaky ... Read full review
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