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Author Williams, Michael, 1935-2009-

Title Deforesting the earth : from prehistory to global crisis / Michael Williams.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    333.75137 WIL    Available
Description xxvi, 689 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 579-661) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Clearing in the deep past -- 1. The return of the forest -- 2. Fire and foragers -- 3. The first farmers -- 4. The classical world -- 5. The medieval world -- pt. 2. Reaching out : Europe and the wider world -- 6. Driving forces and cultural climates, 1500-1750 -- 7. Clearing in Europe, 1500-1750 -- 8. The wider world, 1500-1750 -- 9. Driving forces and cultural climates, 1750-1900 -- 10. Clearing in the temperate world, 1750-1920 -- 11. Clearing in the tropical world, 1750-1920 -- pt. 3. The global forest -- 12. Scares and solutions, 1900-1944 -- 13. The great onslaught, 1945-95 : dimensions of change -- 14. The great onslaught, 1945-95 : patterns of change.
Subject Forests and forestry -- History.
Clearing of land -- History.
Deforestation -- History.
ISBN 0226899268 (cloth : alk. paper) : $70.00

 
    
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