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A New Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

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Clive Ponting?s original and provocative history of human civilization?now in a thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition

Years ahead of its time, Clive Ponting captivated readers with A Green History of the World, his study of great civilizations and the causes of their fall. Using the Roman empire as its central example, this classic work reveals how overexpansion and the exhaustion of available natural resources have played key roles in the collapse of all great cultures in human history. With an argument of urgent relevance to our modern society, A Green History of the World offers a provocative and illuminating view of human history and its relationship to the environment.

Synopsis:

In an important work that forces readers to view history with new eyes, Ponting shows in compelling detail how, over and over, human beings throughout history have prospered by exploiting the Earth's resources to the point where they could no longer sustain societies' populations, causing collapse. Publicity to tie in with Earth Day (April 23rd).

About the Author

Clive Ponting is the author of several books on world history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038986
Author:
Ponting, Clive
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Revised, Update
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations and maps throughout
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.42x5.56x.98 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , In an important work that forces readers to view history with new eyes, Ponting shows in compelling detail how, over and over, human beings throughout history have prospered by exploiting the Earth's resources to the point where they could no longer sustain societies' populations, causing collapse. Publicity to tie in with Earth Day (April 23rd).
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