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At Nature's Edge: The Global Present and Long-term History

Gunnel Cederlöf and Mahesh Rangarajan


In an epoch when environmental issues make the headlines, this is a work that goes beyond the everyday. Ecologies as diverse as the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean coast, the Negev desert and the former military bases of Vietnam, or the Namib desert and the east African savannah all have in common a long-time human presence and the many ways people have modified nature. With research in six Asian and African countries, the authors come together to ask how and why human impacts on nature have grown in scale and pace from a long pre-history. The chapters in this volume illumine specific patterns ... More

Keywords: environmental humanities, environmental history, Anthropocene, climate history, conservation, biodiversity, history, archaeology, ecology, biology, India, Australia, South Africa, Mozambique, Vietnam, Israel, Tibet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199489077
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199489077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gunnel Cederlöf, editor
Professor of History, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Mahesh Rangarajan, editor
Professor of history and environmental studies and Dean of academic affairs, Ashoka University, India