Northern Europe: An Environmental History

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ABC-CLIO, 2005 - 275 pages

Of interest to students and academics alike, this book provides a much-needed synthesis of the recent literature on northern Europe's environmental history. Beginning with the Paleolithic period and the recolonization of Europe after the Ice Age, this book maps out the key environmental trends in the history of the region's environment and its interaction with the human population.

The book also highlights how dramatic events outside Europe, such as the Tomboro volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815, had dramatic consequences for the region's climate. Given the culturally diverse nature of modern Europe, a vital aspect of the book is its identification of the common themes that unite the interaction of the region's nation-states with the natural environment. Part of ABC-CLIO's Nature and Human Societies series, the book enables readers to better grasp the extent of humanity's effect on our world.

 

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Table des matières

NORTHERN
1
FROM THE EUROPEAN
19
ENVIRONMENTAL
45
DEMOGRAPHIC ECONOMIC
73
Agricultural Revolution
90
Urban Pollution
96
NEW REGIMES OF PRODUCTION AND POLLUTION
103
The Immediate Environmental Effects
112
Conservation in the Era of World War and Economic Crisis
128
Fluctuations in Fisheries
143
CASE STUDIES
165
Chronology
205
Glossary
219
Bibliographic Essay
243
Index
261
About the Authors
275

Industrys Rivers and Forests
121

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Tamara L. Whited, Ph.D., is associate professor of history and assistant chair of the History Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

Jens I. Engels, Ph.D., is assistant professor in the History Department at Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany.

Richard C. Hoffmann, Ph.D., is professor of history at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hilde Ibsen, Ph.D., is senior lecturer in environmental studies in the Department of Nature and Environment at Karlstads University, Karlstads, Sweden.

Wybren Verstegen, Ph.D., is lecturer in ecological and economic history at the Free University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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