The Face of the Earth: Environment and World History


The new narrative of world history must have ecological process as its major theme. This book includes seven essays written by historians who take different approaches but share a conviction that world-history writing must take ecological processes seriously. All the essays center on modern history, particularly in the twentieth century, or treat it in an important way, although they may relate modern issues to their roots in earlier times.

This book will challenge world historians to take the environment seriously, as it also challenges environmental historians to take the global dimension of their subject seriously.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Valery J. Cholakov
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Armonk, NY
Publication year:
  • 2000


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