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An Environmental History of Latin America (New Approaches to the Americas)

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Publisher Comments:

This book narrates the mutually mortal historical contest between humans and nature in Latin America. Covering a period that begins with Amerindian civilizations and concludes in the region's present urban agglomerations, the work offers an original synthesis of the current scholarship on Latin America's environmental history and argues that tropical nature played a central role in shaping the region's historical development. Seeing Latin America's environmental past from the perspective of many centuries illustrates that human civilizations, ancient and modern, have been simultaneously more powerful and more vulnerable than previously thought.

Synopsis:

A narration of the mutually mortal historical contest between humans and nature in Latin America.

About the Author

Shawn W. Miller is the author of Fruitless Trees: Portuguese Conservation and Brazil's Colonial Timber (2000), and has published on Latin America's environmental history in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Forest & Conservation History, and Colonial Latin American Historical Review.

Table of Contents

Introduction: props and scenery; 1. An old world before it was 'new'; 2. Nature's conquests; 3. The colonial balance sheet; 4. Tropical determinism; 5. Human determination; 6. Asphyxiated habitats; 7. Developing environmentalism; Epilogue: Cuba's latest revolution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521612982
Author:
Miller, Shawn Willia
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Miller, Shawn
Author:
Miller, Shawn William
Location:
New York
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
History
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Human ecology - Latin America - History
Subject:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Subject:
Latin america
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Approaches to the Americas
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.98x7.12x.60 in. 1.02 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Latin America » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
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History and Social Science » World History » Latin America
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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