British historian Clive Ponting did a fantastic amount of research, and . Ponting, Clive, A New Green History of the World: The Environment. Like Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel, Clive Ponting’s book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. A Green History of the World. The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations. by Clive Ponting. pages, paperback, Penguin, A Green History.
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A New Green History Of The World : The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
We suspected very few. I didn’t learn much new “stuff”, which is the whole point of reading books like this.
Return to Book Page. I had so many questions going into reading this book. Great overview of human history on earth from the perspective of resources and resource exhaustion.
A New Green History of the World : The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
We can all agree that if we love someone we want to guarantee food, water and shelter security if we can right? The list includes everything essential for the energy-guzzling consumer lifestyle, and industrial society itself. It was just plain tedious.
This should be one of the primers in any student’s basic history and environmental studies readings. 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 worldd prospered by exploiting the Earth’s resources, only to expand to the point where those resources could no longer sustain the societies’ population A study of world civilizations, from Sumeria to Ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire of pre-Columbian North America and tiny Hiwtory Island, that argues that over and over again, human beings have built societies that have grown wprld 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.
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However, the book was pessimistic about humans and it was depressing to read. Posted by What Is Sustainable at 3: Books by Clive Ponting. Share your thoughts with other te. What must we do in order to protect our planet and all the Earthlings that depend on it? The Technology Fairy cannot give us the magic beans needed to remove the carbon from our emissions.
When it could no longer withstand the pressure, the society that had been painfully built up over the previous thousand years fell with it. Black Market Economy in the 21st Century.
Coal lit the turbo thrusters for the Industrial Revolution, which accelerated the process of urbanization, and ignited hostory centuries of pandemonium. British historian Clive Ponting did a fantastic amount of research, and then refined it into a very readable, mind-altering page book a silver bullet cure for folks suffering from denial.
Want to Read saving…. No corpse was buried in usable garments. His statistics are bountiful and his reasoning is lucid. It provides not only a compelling story of how we have damaged the environment for thousands of years but also an up-to-the-minute assessment of the crisis facing the world t.
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What Is Sustainable: A New Green History of the World
Our global civilization is completely addicted to ever-increasing quantities of finite nonrenewable resources. Buy the selected items together This item: I can’t imagine a pub. Ponting argues for a higher sensitivity to the finite nature of our resources and the catastrophic impact on our modern world, should we continue to squander those resources. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
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