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The Resource China : its environment and history, Robert B. Marks

China : its environment and history, Robert B. Marks

Label
China : its environment and history
Title
China
Title remainder
its environment and history
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Marks
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Marks, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF656
LC item number
.M37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
World social change
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  • Human ecology
  • Human geography
  • Nature
  • Environmental degradation
  • China
  • Ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Human ecology
  • Human geography
  • Nature
  • China
  • Historische Umweltforschung
  • Kulturlandschaft
  • Humanökologie
  • China
Label
China : its environment and history, Robert B. Marks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
751922150
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 438 pages
Isbn
9781442212756
Lccn
2011036804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)751922150
Label
China : its environment and history, Robert B. Marks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
751922150
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 438 pages
Isbn
9781442212756
Lccn
2011036804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)751922150

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