By Michael R. Dove
This well timed anthology brings jointly for the 1st time crucial historical, medieval, Enlightenment, and glossy scholarship for a whole anthropological assessment of the connection among tradition and weather change.
- Brings jointly for the 1st time crucial classical works and modern scholarship for a whole ancient anthropological evaluate of the connection among tradition and weather change
- Covers the old and prehistoric documents of human influence from and reaction to past sessions of weather swap, together with the impression and reaction to weather switch on the neighborhood level
- Discusses the effect on worldwide debates approximately weather switch from North-South post-colonial histories and the social dimensions of the technology of weather change.
- Includes assurance of themes comparable to environmental determinism, climatic occasions as social catalysts, climatic mess ups and societal cave in, and ethno-meteorology
- An excellent textual content for classes in weather switch, human/cultural ecology, environmental anthropology and archaeology, catastrophe studies, environmental sciences, technological know-how and know-how reports, heritage of technological know-how, and conservation and improvement studies
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