An Environmental History of the World: Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life

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The author and publishers would like to thank the following publications for permission to use copyright material:

“The Sacred Groves of South India: Ecology, Traditional Communities and Religious Change,” by M.D. Subash Chandran and J. Donald Hughes, Social Compass (Brussels) 44, No. 3 (September 1997): 413-27.

J. Donald Hughes as sole author of:

“Ecology and Development as Narrative Themes of World History,” Environmental History Review 19, No. 1 (Spring 1995): 1-16.

“Sustainable Agriculture in Ancient Egypt,” Agricultural History [University of California Press] 66, No. 2 (Spring 1992): 12-22.

“Francis of Assisi and the Diversity of Creation,” Environmental Ethics 18, No. 3 (Fall 1996): 311-20.

“Global Dimensions of Environmental History,” Pacific Historical Review 70, No. 1 (February 2001): 91-101.

The Guilford Press, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012 for:

“The Dams at Aswan: Does Environmental History Inform Decisions?” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 11, No. 4 (December 2000): 73-81.

“The European Biotic Invasion of Aztec Mexico,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 11, No. 1 (March 2000): 105-12.

“Conservation in the Inca Empire,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 10, No. 4 (December 1999): 69-76.

“The Serengeti: Reflections on Human Membership in the Community of Life,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 10, No. 3 (September 1999): 161-7.

“Darwin in the Galápagos,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 10, No. 2 (June 1999): 107-14.

“The Classic Maya Collapse,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 10, No. 1 (March 1999): 81-9.

“Bryansk: The Aftermath of Chernobyl,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 9, No. 4 (December 1998): 95-101.

“Medieval Florence and the Barriers to Growth Revisited,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 9, No. 3 (September 1998): 133-40.

“A Sense of Place,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 9, No. 2 (June 1998): 91-6.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Permissions xiii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Primal Harmony 12
  • 3 - The Great Divorce of Culture and Nature 30
  • 4 - Ideas and Impacts 52
  • 5 - The Middle Ages 83
  • 6 - The Transformation of the Biosphere 109
  • 7 - Exploitation and Conservation 141
  • Notes 169
  • 8 - Modern Environmental Problems 174
  • 9 - Present and Future 206
  • 10 - A General Conclusion 238
  • Notes 241
  • Bibliographical Essay 242
  • Index 249
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