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Germs Seeds And Animals Studies In Ecological History

Author : Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN : 9781317469858
Genre : Political Science
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This book is the first comprehensive introduction to contemporary Turkmenistan in English.

The World And A Very Small Place In Africa

Author : Donald R. Wright
ISBN : 9781317453895
Genre : History
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Niumi, a small, little-known territory located on the bank of the Gambia River in West Africa, is seemingly far from the reaches of world historical events. And yet the outside world has long had a significant - and increasingly profound - impact on Niumi. This fascinating work shows how global events have affected people's lives over the past eight centuries in this small region in Africa's smallest country. Drawing on written and oral testimony, and writing in a clear and personal style, Donald R. Wright connects 'globalization' with real people in a real place. This new edition updates discussions of global history and African history based on current studies and new developments that have been factored into the interpretive framework. Reflecting on recent visits to Niumi, Wright extends the story into 2009, to consider the impact of global recession and domestic political repression under a regime in power for the past fifteen years. Punctuating the narrative are photographs, maps, and 'Perspectives' boxes on selected topics such as the sale of slaves five centuries ago, colonial sexism, the fate of press freedom, and how popular culture affects growing up in a traditional society. Throughout, the author deals with African history seriously, global trends critically, and human lives sensitively.

Earth Ways

ISBN : 073910764X
Genre : Philosophy
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How do you connect the discipline of anthropology to both philosophy and geography? What about history, sociology, and other applied and theoretical forms of knowledge? In Earth Ways: Framing Geographical Meanings, Gary Backhaus and John Murungi challenge contributors to find the organizing component, or "framings," that enables them to bridge their own work to philosophy and geography. What emerges are truly creative contributions to interdisciplinary thought.

American Book Publishing Record

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Genre : United States
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Program Of The Annual Meeting American Historical Association

Author : American Historical Association
ISBN : WISC:89058307000
Genre : History
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.

Technology And Culture

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Brazil And The Struggle For Rubber

Author : Warren Dean
ISBN : 0521334772
Genre : Business & Economics
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Brazil once enjoyed a near monopoly in rubber when the commodity was gathered in the wild. By 1913, however, cultivated rubber in South-east Asia swept the Brazilian gathered product from the market. In this innovative study, Warren Dean demonstrates that environmental factors have played a key role in the many failed attempts to produce a significant rubber crop again in Brazil. In the Amazon attempts to shift to cultivated rubber failed repeatedly. Brazilian social and economic conditions have been blamed for these failures, in particular the failure of local capitalists and the refusal of the working class to accept wage labour. Dean shows in this study, however, that the difficulty was mainly ecological: the rubber tree in the wild lives in close association with a parasitic leaf fungus; when the tree was planted in close stands, the blight appeared in epidemic proportions.

Domesticating The Pacific Frontier

Author : John Ryan Fischer
ISBN : UCAL:X81157
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Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015023713343
Genre : American literature
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The Ends Of The Earth

Author : Donald Worster
ISBN : 0521348463
Genre : History
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Since 1492, when Columbus "discovered" America, the world has been moving toward an increasingly integrated global economy, higher population levels and consequently greater resource demands, and an increasingly precarious state of the biosphere. These developments play a major part in both modern history and in daily life. Understanding their interrelationships and development is crucial to the future of humanity and of the Earth, and is the unifying theme of this collection of readings.

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