Environments and Historical Change: The Linacre Lectures

Hardcover | November 18, 1999

EditorPaul Slack

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Present anxieties about global warming and threats to biodiversity leave no doubts that environmental changes impact upon humans. Perceptions of the environment change as people try to define and shape 'nature' in different ways. The book explores the relationship between environmental changeand society from the last Ice Age to the present. The book examines the environmental impact of fluctuations in climate and the demand for energy, and the patters which human societies have imposed on their surroundings, from boundaries to the cultural projections of legends and film. Together theyshow how insights from the disciplines of geography and geography, history and anthropology, can throw fresh light on the long-term attachment of people to place. The chapters in this book were originally delivered as Linacre Lectures at Linacre College, Oxford University

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Present anxieties about global warming and threats to biodiversity leave no doubts that environmental changes impact upon humans. Perceptions of the environment change as people try to define and shape 'nature' in different ways. The book explores the relationship between environmental changeand society from the last Ice Age to the pre...

Paul Slack is Principal of Linacre College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 18, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198233884

ISBN - 13:9780198233886

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`Worthwhile reading, with some surprising findings' W. Ouderkirk, CHOICE