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The Resource China : its environment and history, Robert B. Marks, (electronic resource)

China : its environment and history, Robert B. Marks, (electronic resource)

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China : its environment and history
Title
China
Title remainder
its environment and history
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Marks
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a comprehensive and comprehensible history of China from prehistory to the present. Focusing on the interaction of humans and their environment, the author traces changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a quarter of humankind. Through both word and image, this work illuminates the chaos and paradox inherent in China's environmental narrative, demonstrating how historically sustainable practices can, in fact, be profoundly ecologically unsound. The author also reevaluates China's traditional "heroic" storyline, highlighting the marginalization of nature that followed the spread of Chinese civilization while examining the development of a distinctly Chinese way of relating to and altering the environment. And also, he makes the compelling argument that all of humanity has a stake in China's environmental future
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MiAaPQ
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
World social change
China : its environment and history, Robert B. Marks, (electronic resource)
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China : its environment and history, Robert B. Marks, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Problems and perspectives -- China's natural environment and early human settlement to 1000 BCE -- States, wars, and farms: environmental change in ancient and early imperial China, 1000 BCE-300 CE -- Deforesting the north and colonizing the south in the middle imperial period, 300-1300 CE -- Empire and environment: China's borderlands, islands, and inner peripheries in the late imperial period, 1300-1800 CE -- Environmental degradation in modern China, 1800-1949 -- Controlling nature in the People's Republic of China, 1949-present -- China and its environment in world historical perspective
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Extent
xxi, 438 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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