Human Geography

A New Green History Of The World: The Environment and the by Clive Ponting

By Clive Ponting

Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, Clive Ponting's ebook reports the connection among the surroundings and human heritage. It examines international civilisations from Sumeria to old Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that people have many times equipped societies that experience grown and prospered by means of exploiting the Earth's assets, merely to extend to the purpose the place these assets may now not maintain the societies' populations and reason next cave in.

This new version of Clive Ponting's foreign bestseller has been revised, accelerated and up to date. It offers not just a compelling tale of the way we've broken the surroundings for millions of years but in addition an up to the moment overview of the drawback dealing with the area this day - and the issues that experience to be addressed within the look for solutions.

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