Natur Und Macht. Weltgeschichte Der Umwelt

Natur Und Macht Weltgeschichte Der Umwelt Nature and Power explores the interaction between humanity and the natural environment from prehistoric times to the present At the same time it aims to demonstrate that the changing relationship bet

  • Title: Natur Und Macht. Weltgeschichte Der Umwelt
  • Author: Joachim Radkau
  • ISBN: 9783406486555
  • Page: 305
  • Format: None
  • Nature and Power explores the interaction between humanity and the natural environment from prehistoric times to the present At the same time, it aims to demonstrate that the changing relationship between humanity and nature is key to understanding world history.

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    1. Of the category of rare books that one realizes year after year has deeply influenced the way you see the world.

    2. This isn't a book I can really recommend to casual readers, even casual readers who are interested in environmental history. It is just so dense. Part of the problem might be that it is a translation, but part of it is also that there really isn't a narrative through-lineRadkau has a point to make about environmental history, and he provides example after example after example of that point. It's a good point though. This is an interesting read after something like "Mosquito Empires," which was [...]

    3. This book is dense. It's German style history, which means it assumes that the reader has a solid foundation in basic topics and throws complex concepts at the reader nonstop. There's a sneaky, Frankfurt School bias to the book, but that doesn't make the topics it covers any less valuable.I have to emphasize that reading this book is work, and if you aren't interested in a Global History of the environment, you'll find little pleasure here.

    4. I definitely recommend this book if you're at all interested in environmental issues. So many books about the environment kind of just yell at you about what a crisis we're in, and you're just left thinking ugh, I don't want to know! Nature and Power is a lot more level-headed, and I would say effective, probably because it's more environmental history. This book provides a really worthwhile discussion of how humans & societies relate to the natural world.

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