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Nature's End

History and the Environment

Editors: Sörlin, S., Warde, P. (Eds.)

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About this book

Environmental History as a distinct discipline is now over a generation old, with a large and diverse group of practitioners around the globe. This book provides a reflection on the achievements, diversity, and direction of environmental history in its varied national, international and continental contexts.

About the authors

PAUL WARDE is a Reader in Early Modern History at the University of East Anglia. Previous works include Economy, Ecology and State Formation in Early Modern Germany (2006) and Energy Consumption in England and Wales 1560-2000 (2007). He was the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2008.

SVERKER SÖRLIN is Professor of Environmental History in the Division of History of Science and Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Among his books are Sustainability – the Challenge (1998) and Narrating the Arctic (2002, with M.T.Bravo). He won the August [for Strindberg] Prize for his two volume History of European Ideas 1492-1918 (2004).


 

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'Nature's End is both an adept explanation of the ways in which historians can make the environment a central theme, and a treasure trove packed with gems of essays by leading scholars who show how it is done. This book is a state-of-the-art guide to contemporary questions in global environmental history.'

- J. Donald Hughes, University of Denver, USA

'This volume makes a contribution not only to the history of the environment, but also to its historiography and to the history of thought about the environment It contributes to bridge-building between disciplines and also to a dialogue with other kinds of historian, whether they work on politics or culture.'

- Peter Burke, University of Cambridge, UK

'Leading scholars of environmental history clarify the discipline's epistemological context

and offer compelling case studies. Nature's End is indispensable reading for all who seek to meld the various communities of knowledge of our world.'

- Carole Crumley, University of North Carolina, USA

'Nature's End deserves a wide audience. Environmental historians of all sorts will find it useful, as few such collections can boast such a rich and diverse array of contributions, ranging widely in geographical and chronological scope and presenting several methodological and conceptual approaches.' - William Cavert, H-Environment

'...thought-provoking...Hopefully, this volume will guide environmental and cultural historians towards fruitful interaction.' - European History Quarterly


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Making the Environment Historical — An Introduction

    Sörlin, Sverker (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Imperialism, Intellectual Networks, and Environmental Change; Unearthing the Origins and Evolution of Global Environmental History

    Grove, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 23-49

  • Separation, Proprietorship and Community in the History of Conservation

    Adams, William M.

    Pages 50-69

  • The Environmental History of Pre-industrial Agriculture in Europe

    Warde, Paul

    Pages 70-92

  • The Global Warming That Did Not Happen: Historicizing Glaciology and Climate Change

    Sörlin, Sverker

    Pages 93-114

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eBook $24.99
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Hardcover $130.00
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Softcover $32.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-20347-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nature's End
Book Subtitle
History and the Environment
Editors
  • S. Sörlin
  • P. Warde
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24509-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230245099
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20346-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-20347-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 368
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