Nature and Power by Joachim Radkau
A Global History of the Environment (Publications of the German Historical Institute)

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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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Published February 4, 2008 by Cambridge University Press. 450 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Travel. Non-fiction

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In a course I once taught on world environmental history I set up a workshop in which students were asked to perform a sort of triage on world environmental problems: first, to analyze them, then to decide which problems were worth doing something about, then to list possible solutions, then to d...

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