Shrinking the Earth

Shrinking the Earth

The Rise and Decline of American Abundance

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"The discovery of the Americas around 1500 AD was an extraordinary watershed in human experience. It gave rise to the modern period of human ecology, a phenomenon global in scope that set in motion profound changes in almost every society on earth. This new period, which saw the depletion of the lands of the New World, proved tragic for some, triumphant for others, and powerfully affecting for all."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780199844951
Branch Call Number: 304.28 WORSTER
Characteristics: xii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm


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LPL_ShirleyB Apr 01, 2016

Shrinking the Earth is a new book with powerful insight into American consumption of natural resources from our earliest history up to now. Worster’s other books include The Dust Bowl (Bancroft Prize winner), Nature's economy and biographies of John Muir and John Wesley Powell. Donald Worster is the Hall Distinguished Professor of American History Emeritus at KU, a founder and leader in the environmental history field and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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