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by Mikko Saikku,Alfred W. Crosby,Timo Myllyntaus
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  • Author:
    Mikko Saikku,Alfred W. Crosby,Timo Myllyntaus
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    Ohio University Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2001)
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Ohio university press.

A collection of essays offering various approaches to environmental history. Issues covered range from the intellectual formation of environmental concepts to case studies of forest history and animal extinction. Most essays focus on the issue of wilderness and the use of forest resources.

On July 20, we had the largest server crash in the last 2 years. A collection of essays offering various approaches to environmental history

On July 20, we had the largest server crash in the last 2 years. A collection of essays offering various approaches to environmental history.

Alfred W. Crosby (Contributor).

a Ohio University Press series in ecology and history. 504. a Includes bibliographical references and index.

Environmental history, in short, may be described as an attempt to study the interaction between humans and nature in the past

Environmental history, in short, may be described as an attempt to study the interaction between humans and nature in the past. How have human societies affected their environment and vice versa? What does history tell us about ecological change? The essays in Encountering the Past in Nature provide various approaches to the new discipline. Experts with diverse educational backgrounds tackle important issues in environmental history, ranging from the intellectual formation of environmental concepts to case studies of forest history and animal extinction

Timo Myllyntaus, Mikko Saikku, eds. Encountering the Past in Nature .

Timo Myllyntaus, Mikko Saikku, eds. Encountering the Past in Nature: Essays in Environmental History. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2001. Scholars of American environmental history will be familiar with the many texts the authors use to support their arguments; all the "usual suspects" are included in the footnotes.

Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2000. Maps, bibliography, notes, index. The many comparisons to American environmental history are apt, and readers of this journal will be familiar with both methodology and material presented in the footnotes.

Environmental history could be approached using the mental models of economists. Essays in Nineteenth Century Economic History: The Old Northwest. Athens, Ohio University Press, 1975

Essays in Nineteenth Century Economic History: The Old Northwest. Athens, Ohio University Press, 1975. The six essays in this volume eschew a disciplinary for an interdisciplinary approach and an ambition to construct a comprehensive history of interaction between nature and culture (p. 147). Recommend this journal. The Journal of Economic History.

A deeper understanding of contemporary environmental problems requires us to know where we come from, and the study of environmental history will help us in that quest. Environmental history, in short, may be described as an attempt to study the interaction between humans and nature in the past. How have human societies affected their environment and vice versa? What does history tell us about ecological change?The essays in Encountering the Past in Nature provide various approaches to the new discipline. Experts with diverse educational backgrounds tackle important issues in environmental history, ranging from the intellectual formation of environmental concepts to case studies of forest history and animal extinction. Most essays in the collection focus on the issue of wilderness and the various uses of forest resources. Encountering the Past in Nature also offers introductory essays on the historiography and methodology of this field of historical study.Encountering the Past in Nature is a useful addition to the introductory texts currently available in the United States.