Book ID: CBB392345420

Commonwealth Forestry and Environmental History (2020)


Damodaran, Vinita (Editor)
D'Souza, Rohan (Editor)

Primus Books

Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 618
Language: English

Contemporary anxieties about global warming and climate change impacts have unsettled the ways in which we think about environmental politics and human history. Intense discussions have already begun over whether we need to reconsider what we understand by the term 'environmental change' and if humans have truly become a 'geo-physical' force. Put differently, how should we recast our understanding of the planet's varied environmental pasts in order to make sense of the Anthropocene present? This collection of 19 essays on forestry and environmental change in the erstwhile colonies of the British Empire builds on Richard Grove's quest for achieving a 'global synthesis' as efforts towards writing environmental histories on a planetary scale. The Commonwealth of Nations as a single environmental bloc for study, enquiry and historical scrutiny, explores connected environmental histories, compares dissimilar ecological regions and debates ideologies for environmental management.

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Review Dhirendra Datt Dangwal (2023) Review of "Commonwealth Forestry and Environmental History". American Historical Review (pp. 532-534). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Shaul Bassi
Cristina Baldacci
Omodeo, Pietro Daniel
Bixler, R. Patrick
Jennifer Scappettone
Emiliano Guaraldo Rodriguez
University Press of Colorado
University of Minnesota Press
University of Chicago Press
Princeton University Press
Climate change
Environmental history
Science and society
Water resource management
Science and culture
Morganti, Maria
Time Periods
21st century
Early modern
20th century
Venice (Italy)
Po River
Turin (Italy)
United States

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