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The anthropology of climate change : an historical reader

By: Dove, Michael R.(Edited by)

Part of the Wiley Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology series
1118383001 / 9781118383001
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363.73874
24/12/2013
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336 pages.
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This timely anthology brings together for the first time the most important ancient, medieval, Enlightenment, and modern scholarship for a complete anthropological evaluation of the relationship between culture and climate change. * Brings together for the first time the most important classical works and contemporary scholarship for a complete historical anthropological evaluation of the relationship between culture and climate change * Covers the historic and prehistoric records of human impact from and response to prior periods of climate change, including the impact and response to climate change at the local level * Discusses the impact on global debates about climate change from North-South post-colonial histories and the social dimensions of the science of climate change. * Includes coverage of topics such as environmental determinism, climatic events as social catalysts, climatic disasters and societal collapse, and ethno-meteorology * An ideal text for courses in climate change, human/cultural ecology, environmental anthropology and archaeology, disaster studies, environmental sciences, science and technology studies, history of science, and conservation and development studies

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JHM Anthropology, RNPG Climate change

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