The American Environment

The American Environment

by Lary M. Dilsaver, Craig E. Colten




In recent decades, historical geographers have left study of nature-culture interactions to others, most notably to environmental historians. This collection, written specially for this volume, reveals a renewed commitment by, and a rapidly accelerating research agenda for, historical geographers interested in environmental issues. Following an introductory literature review, each case study explores either the direct unplanned impact of humans on the natural environment or the deliberate management policies designed to shape that impact. 'From their stronghold of applied historical geography, the contributors to this volume demonstrate the utility of the historical approach in the study and management of the environment. It hopefully signals a renewed interest in the field by workers whose lineage is from the human side of the continuum.' —Stanley W. Trimble, from the preface.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847677535
Publisher: Rl Innactive Titles
Publication date: 11/09/1992
Series: Geographical Perspectives on the Human Past Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lary M. Dilsaver is professor of geography at the University of South Alabama. Craig E. Colten is senior project manager at PHR Environmental Consultants

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Early Explorations in Impact and Policy
Chapter 3 Primary Economies and Resource Exploitation
Chapter 4 Management and Environmental Change
Chapter 5 Playing With Nature

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