A Dictionary of Environmental History
Professor Whyte's A Dictionary of Environmental History provides in a single volume a comprehensive reference work covering the past 12,000 years of the Earth's environmental history. An introduction to the discipline is followed by almost 1,000 entries covering key terminology, events, places, dates, topics, as well as the major personalities in the history of the discipline. Entries range from shorter factual accounts to substantial mini-essays on key topics and issues. Fully cross-referenced with an extensive bibliography, this pioneering work provides an authoritative yet accessible resource that will form essential reading for academics, practitioners and students of environmental history and related disciplines.
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Africa agriculture America animals Archaeology areas Asia Australia Black Death Britain British Bronze Age bubonic plague Cambridge caused China cities clearance climatic change coastal colonial crops cultivation culture damage dams deforestation deposits developed difﬁcult diseases drought early C20 ecological ecosystems effects England environment environmental change environmental history eruption especially Europe European farming fertilizers ﬁeld systems ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁsh ﬁshing ﬂoods ﬂow ﬂuctuations Further Reading glaciers global grazing Greenland Guide to Further Hist Holocene human hunter-gatherers hunting Iceland identiﬁed impact increased industrial inﬂuence irrigation islands lake Lake District land landscape landscape history late C19 Little Ice Age livestock London major medieval Mediterranean Mesolithic Mesopotamia million modern national parks natural Neolithic numbers occurred Paciﬁc peat period pollution population problems produced river scale Scotland sea level sediments settlement sheep signiﬁcant society soil erosion spread temperatures timber trees tropical upland urban valley vegetation woodland Younger Dryas