The Environment and History
In the last 50 years, environmental problems have become unavoidable features of everyday life across the globe. Staggering growth, unprecedented opportunity, and a sense that people have never been so rich have been compromised by pollution and the loss of natural and national heritage. How has the environment shaped our history? And to what degree is global environmental history integrated with global trends in other arenas? To find answers, we'll survey climate change, resource management, water conservancy, public sanitation, and changing understandings of “nature” in culture and science.