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

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Index

a
Aboriginal Australians, 20 , 21 , 22
acid precipitation, 175 , 181 , 238
Acropolis, 61 , 62
Adam, 56 , 111
Adams, Richard E.W., 45
Adams, Robert, 37
Aegean, 64 , 65 , 66
Africa, 1 , 4 , 111 , 115 , 116 , 118 , 119 , 141 , 146 , 147 , 151 , 167 , 176 , 187 , 212 , 224 , 226 , 228 ;
East Africa, 14-16 , 18 , 19 , 38 , 41 , 126 , 225 , 229 ;
North Africa, 52 , 74 , 89 ;
South Africa, 124-7 , 145 , 242 ;
West Africa, 86 , 177
agriculture:
Africa, 14-15 , 229 ;
Amazon, 219 , 221 , 224 ;
ancient, 5 , 30-2 , 48 , 52 ;
Bali, 182-7 ;
British, 123 , 124 , 126 ;
China, 67 , 68 , 70 , 72 , 73 ;
Colorado, 216 ;
early modern, 109-11 ;
Egypt, 38 , 39 , 162 , 164 , 166 , 168 ;
Greece, 60 , 63-5 ;
Hopi, 22-7 ;
Inca, 99 , 101 , 102 , 104 ;
India, 53 , 149 ;
Madeira, 1 ;
Maya, 42-8 ;
mechanization, 111 , 142 ;
Mesopotamia, 36 ;
Mexico, 114 , 115 , 117-19 ;
Middle Ages, 83-6 , 89 , 91-3 ;
Persia, 59 ;
Polynesia, 95 ;
Rome, 74-6 ;
Russia, 195 ;
twentieth century, 141 , 145 , 175-81
Ahmad, Abd al-Aziz, 164
Ahriman, 58
ahuehuete, 115
Ahura Mazda, 58
air pollution, 12 , 65 , 123 , 145 , 175 , 215 , 216
airplanes, 42 , 142 , 174 , 176 , 213 , 217
Alaska, 228
Albert, Prince, 120
Alberta, 217
Albright, Horace M., 158
Alcibiades, 64
alders (aliso), 102 , 103
Alexander the Great, 52 , 113
Alma Ata, 217
alpacas, 24 , 99 , 101
Alps, 76 , 91
Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER), 217 , 218 , 220
Amazon River, 179 , 208 , 210 , 212 , 217 , 218-24 , 239
Amazon Treaty Organization, 222
Amboseli National Park, 15 , 229
Amenhotep III, 41
American Indians, Native, 19 , 25 , 103 , 116-18 , 156-7 , 207 , 219 , 220 , 222
Americas, 4 , 19 , 25 , 86 , 95 , 110 , 111 , 113-15 , 119 , 125 , 129 , 132 , 141 , 143 , 144 , 151 , 155-7 , 168 , 177 , 179 , 181 , 226 , 243 , 245
Amu Darya River, 178
Andes Mountains, 24 , 86 , 99 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 219
Angara River, 147
Animism, 152 , 182
Antandros, 64
Antarctica, 86 , 104 , 174 , 176 , 179 , 180
antelopes, 14 , 41 , 125 , 212 , 214
Aotearoa, 93
Apollo 8 space vehicle, 206
Appiko movement, 154
Apple computer, 187
aqueducts, 38 , 59 , 60 , 74 , 76 , 162 , 183 , 216
Arabia, 25
Arabs, 57 , 83 , 85
Aral Sea, 178
Arapahoes, 213
archaeology, 19 , 34 , 95 , 99
architecture, 17 , 30 , 31 , 90 , 119
Arctic, 83 , 174
Arendur, 151
Argentina, 115
Aristotle, 9 , 17 , 54 , 55 , 60-2 , 64-6 , 84
Arizona, 12 , 22 , 23 , 26 , 113 , 158 , 159
Arjuna, 53
Arno River, 87 , 89 , 90 , 91
American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), 242
Ashoka, 58
Asia: 24 , 25 , 113 , 115 , 118 , 119 , 141 , 145 , 153 , 176 , 186 , 187 , 242 ;
Asia Minor, 64 , 143 ;
East Asia, 134 , 151 ;
South Asia, 245 ;
Southeast Asia, 85 , 86 , 124 , 144 , 177 , 221 , 224

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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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