British historian Clive Ponting did a fantastic amount of research, and . Ponting, Clive, A New Green History of the World: The Environment. Like Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel, Clive Ponting’s book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. A Green History of the World. The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations. by Clive Ponting. pages, paperback, Penguin, A Green History.

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A New Green History of the World : The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

May hitsory, Peter added it. In the same county on just two estates adult and sixty young golden eagles plus an unknown number of eggs were destroyed between in an attempt to preserve fish and game for sport. Sep 27, Michael Kearney rated it liked it. For example, world coal production was 10 million tons inmillion tons inand 5 billion tons in Fresh from reading E.

I expect that I don’t, and won’t as I continue to read, agree with everything he says. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Be the first to ask a question about A Green History of the World. It is hard to imagine anyone, after reading this book, seriously arguing that the western lifestyle and especially the American lifestyle can be sustained much longer.

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Every student in every nation should take a class based on this book, every year. This new edition of Clive Ponting’s international bestseller has been revised, expanded and updated.


Reading about yet another instance of human population growth outstripping its food supply, yet another way in which we pollute the earth, or yet another animal species that we have exterminated is painful, but imparts on the current environmental problems a sense of magnitude that a mere polemic cannot give.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations. A rather bleak outlook, but realistic nonetheless.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So seeing Greek islands rendered barren from grazing sheep and goats, is was no stretch to imagine the earlier civilizations destroying their env Unfortunately, I didn’t really learn anything new, but I had never seen a book that confirmed what I had empirically observed.

In at Prestbury in Cheshire 5, moles were destroyed, at Northill in Bedfordshire between and14, sparrows were killed and 3, eggs destroyed and at Deeping St. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. It examines world civilisations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island thee the Roman Empire and it argues that human beings have repeatedly built societies that have grown and prospered by exploiting the Earth’s resources, only to expand to the point where those resources could no longer sustain the societies’ populations and cause subsequent collapse.

What Is Sustainable: A New Green History of the World

New York City had to remove 15, dead horses annually. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


The ObserverLondon A welcome change from the scatter-gun apocalypse-mongering which has become standard fare in green literature. He identifies several instances in pojting history and then posits that the current practices are putting us in real danger.

A Green History of the World: The Environment & the Collapse of Great Civilizations

More horses were needed to haul more food over more miles. The independent city states survived until BC when the first external conqueror hiztory the region– Sargon of Agade–established the Akkadian empire.

Apr 01, Nemo rated it it was ok. To ask other readers questions about A Green History of the Worldplease sign up. Destructive environmental behaviour today takes place on a scale much greater than in previous times, and the results will be similarly multiplied.

However, the demands placed on the environment of the island by this development were immense. Byhorses plopped 10 million tons of fragrant manure on British streets each year. Review If there is a single book on the subject to engage the enthusiast, silence the cynic and enlighten the ignoramus, this is it. Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression.