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

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A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
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A study of world civilizations, from Sumeria to Ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire of pre-Columbian North America and tiny Easter Island, that argues that over and over again, human beings have built societies that have grown and prospered by exploiting the Earth's resources, only to expand to the point where those resources could no longer sustain the societies' populations, and subsequently collapse. In this context, the collapse of Rome has vital importance for our modern global civilization. Destructive environmental behaviour today takes place on a scale much greater than in previous times, and the results will be similarly multiplied. This book, calmly and sanely, argues for an increased realization of the finite nature of our resources, and the impact on our world should we continue squandering those resources.

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AuthorClive Ponting
BindingPaperback
EAN9780140176605
EditionReprint
ISBN0140176608
LabelPenguin Books
ManufacturerPenguin Books
PublisherPenguin Books
StudioPenguin Books
TitleA Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Item Height0.82 inches
Item Length7.75 inches
Item Weight0.66 pounds
Item Width5.12 inches
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
Languages - PublishedEnglish
NumberOfItems1
NumberOfPages448
Package Height0.9 inches
Package Length7.7 inches
Package Weight0.75 pounds
Package Width5 inches
ProductGroupBook
ProductTypeNameABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate1993-04-01
ReleaseDate1993-04-01
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