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Author Miller, Shawn William, 1964-

Title An environmental history of Latin America / Shawn William Miller.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  980 M651E    Check Shelf
Description xi, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series New approaches to the Americas
New approaches to the Americas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-247) and index.
Contents An old world before it was "new" -- Nature's conquests -- The colonial balance sheet -- Tropical determinism -- Human determination -- Asphyxiated habitats -- Developing environmentalism -- Cuba's latest revolution.
Summary 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. -- From publisher description.
Subject Human ecology -- Latin America -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Latin America -- History.
Rain forest ecology -- Latin America -- History.
Rain forest conservation -- Latin America -- History.
Forest management -- Latin America -- History.
Environmental degradation -- Latin America -- History.
Latin America -- Environmental conditions -- History.
Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00901476
Environmental degradation. (OCoLC)fst00912877
Forest management. (OCoLC)fst00932231
Human ecology. (OCoLC)fst00962941
Nature -- Effect of human beings on. (OCoLC)fst01034564
Rain forest conservation. (OCoLC)fst01089437
Rain forest ecology. (OCoLC)fst01089445
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
Umweltschutz. (DE-588)4061644-7
Umweltpolitik. (DE-588)4078523-3
Lateinamerika. (DE-588)4074032-8
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780521612982 (pbk.)
0521612985 (pbk.)
9780521848534 (hardback)
0521848539 (hardback)
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