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Environment and History: The taming of nature in the USA and South Africa (Historical Connections series)

 
 
 
 
Environment and History: The taming of nature in the USA and South Africa (Historical Connections series)
Author: William Beinart - Peter Coates
ISBN 13: 9780415114684
ISBN 10: 415114683
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1995-08-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
List Price: $47.95
 
 

Beinart and Coates examine the influence of human economies and cultures on ecosystems, looking at the history of settler incursion in two frontier nations: the USA and South Africa. They also seek to explain change in indigenous ideas & practices.

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A specialist in South Africa and one in environmental issues (history, U. of Bristol) show parallels between the impact of European expansion on ecosystems in two former British colonies on opposite sides of the world. They also explain changes in indigenous ideas and practices towards the environment and discuss the modern rise of popular environmentalism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)