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The Earth Encompassed: A History of the Environmental Sciences (Norton History of Science)

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This authoritative volume chronicles humanity's long quest to understand its own origins. Peter J. Bowler brilliantly synthesizes discoveries in geography, geology, and evolutionary biology that have brought us to our current knowledge of the fragility and connectedness of life on earth and created the new science of ecology. Bowler adeptly balances a long historical perspective with discussion of specific developments in the major fields relating to the physical and organic environment. He brings to life theoretical debates surrounding the notion of nature as an interconnected whole and addresses the controversial ethical questions raised by the ways we investigate our world and our use of the planet's resources. This book is not only the history of a discipline but also a wide-ranging study of scientific and theoretical innovations and the cultural and professional factors that influence the way scientists explain and understand their observations.

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First published in England as The Fontana History of the Environmental Sciences, then in the U.S. as The Norton History of the Environmental Sciences,1993.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An accessible and comprehensive history of discoveries and outlooks that culminated in the modern discipline of environmental studies.

About the Author

Peter J. Bowler is professor of history and philosophy of science at the Queen's University of Belfast.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393320800
Preface:
Porter, Roy
Author:
Porter, Roy
Author:
Bowler, Peter J.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental sciences
Subject:
Environmental sciences -- History.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Amer. ed.
Edition Description:
Amer
Series:
Norton History of Science
Series Volume:
1002
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of illustrations
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1 in 1.33 lb

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