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Title : 21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)

Title : 21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)

Description : This seminar provides a historical overview of the interactions between people and their environments. Focusing primarily on the experience of Europeans in the period after Columbus, the subject explores the influence of nature (climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms) on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on nature. Topics include the biological consequences of the European encounter with the Americas, the environmental impact of technology, and the roots of the current environmental crisis.

Description : This seminar provides a historical overview of the interactions between people and their environments. Focusing primarily on the experience of Europeans in the period after Columbus, the subject explores the influence of nature (climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms) on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on nature. Topics include the biological consequences of the European encounter with the Americas, the environmental impact of technology, and the roots of the current environmental crisis.

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2004

Fromyear : 2004

Creator :

Creator :

Date : 2012-11-09T05:48:47+05:00

Date : 2012-11-09T05:48:47+05:00

Relation : 21H.421

Relation : 21H.421

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : environmental history

Subject : environmental history

Subject : europe

Subject : europe

Subject : columbus

Subject : columbus

Subject : climate

Subject : climate

Subject : topography

Subject : topography

Subject : nature

Subject : nature

Subject : plants

Subject : plants

Subject : animals

Subject : animals

Subject : microorganisms

Subject : microorganisms

Subject : human history

Subject : human history

Subject : americas

Subject : americas

Subject : technology impact

Subject : technology impact

Subject : crisis

Subject : crisis

Subject : wilderness

Subject : wilderness

Subject : garden

Subject : garden

Subject : science

Subject : science

Subject : landscape

Subject : landscape

Subject : agriculture

Subject : agriculture

Subject : poison

Subject : poison

Subject : conservation

Subject : conservation

Subject : preservation

Subject : preservation

Subject : demography

Subject : demography

Subject : industry

Subject : industry