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

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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. 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.

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environmental history | environmental history | europe | europe | columbus | columbus | climate | climate | topography | topography | nature | nature | plants | plants | animals | animals | microorganisms | microorganisms | human history | human history | americas | americas | technology impact | technology impact | crisis | crisis | wilderness | wilderness | garden | garden | science | science | landscape | landscape | agriculture | agriculture | poison | poison | conservation | conservation | preservation | preservation | demography | demography | industry | industry

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21H.991J Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT) 21H.991J Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)

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The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social and economic history. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of their approaches. The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social and economic history. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of their approaches.

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history | history | theory | theory | method | method | contemporary | contemporary | twentieth century | twentieth century | social history | social history | economics | economics | primary source | primary source | narrative | narrative | analysis | analysis | cultural history | cultural history | 20th century | 20th century | Annales school | Annales school | agrarian history | agrarian history | class | class | race | race | gender | gender | historical categories | historical categories | historical demography | historical demography | new economic history | new economic history | military history | military history | environmental history | environmental history | film | film | Europe | Europe | America | America | Asia | Asia | primary sources | primary sources | 21H.991 | 21H.991 | STS.210 | STS.210

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12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT)

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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology). This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).

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history of the earth-surface environment | history of the earth-surface environment | deep-sea sediments | deep-sea sediments | ice cores | ice cores | corals | corals | Micropaleontological | Micropaleontological | isotopic | isotopic | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | seawater composition | seawater composition | atmospheric chemistry | atmospheric chemistry | climate | climate | ocean temperature | ocean temperature | circulation | circulation | chemistry | chemistry | glacial/interglacial cycles | glacial/interglacial cycles | orbital forcing | orbital forcing | climate change | climate change | marine records | marine records | ice core records | ice core records | continental records | continental records | paleoceanographic data | paleoceanographic data | statistics | statistics | factor analysis | factor analysis | time series analysis | time series analysis | simple climatology | simple climatology | geochemical changes | geochemical changes | mineralogical changes | mineralogical changes | glacial cycles | glacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | earth-surface environment | earth-surface environment | environmental history | environmental history | Oxygen Isotope | Oxygen Isotope | Coral Reefs | Coral Reefs | Paleoceanography | Paleoceanography | Paleoclimatology | Paleoclimatology | Paleothermometry | Paleothermometry | Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide | Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide | Ocean Chemistry | Ocean Chemistry | Salinity | Salinity

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12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT)

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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology). This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).

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history of the earth-surface environment | history of the earth-surface environment | deep-sea sediments | deep-sea sediments | ice cores | ice cores | corals | corals | Micropaleontological | Micropaleontological | isotopic | isotopic | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | seawater composition | seawater composition | atmospheric chemistry | atmospheric chemistry | climate | climate | ocean temperature | ocean temperature | circulation | circulation | chemistry | chemistry | glacial/interglacial cycles | glacial/interglacial cycles | orbital forcing | orbital forcing | climate change | climate change | marine records | marine records | ice core records | ice core records | continental records | continental records | paleoceanographic data | paleoceanographic data | statistics | statistics | factor analysis | factor analysis | time series analysis | time series analysis | simple climatology | simple climatology | geochemical changes | geochemical changes | mineralogical changes | mineralogical changes | glacial cycles | glacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | earth-surface environment | earth-surface environment | environmental history | environmental history

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12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT)

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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology). This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).

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history of the earth-surface environment | history of the earth-surface environment | deep-sea sediments | deep-sea sediments | ice cores | ice cores | corals | corals | Micropaleontological | Micropaleontological | isotopic | isotopic | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | seawater composition | seawater composition | atmospheric chemistry | atmospheric chemistry | climate | climate | ocean temperature | ocean temperature | circulation | circulation | chemistry | chemistry | glacial/interglacial cycles | glacial/interglacial cycles | orbital forcing | orbital forcing | climate change | climate change | marine records | marine records | ice core records | ice core records | continental records | continental records | paleoceanographic data | paleoceanographic data | statistics | statistics | factor analysis | factor analysis | time series analysis | time series analysis | simple climatology | simple climatology | geochemical changes | geochemical changes | mineralogical changes | mineralogical changes | glacial cycles | glacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | earth-surface environment | earth-surface environment | environmental history | environmental history | Oxygen Isotope | Oxygen Isotope | Coral Reefs | Coral Reefs | Paleoceanography | Paleoceanography | Paleoclimatology | Paleoclimatology | Paleothermometry | Paleothermometry | Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide | Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide | Ocean Chemistry | Ocean Chemistry | Salinity | Salinity

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

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Focusing primarily on the period since 1500, explores the influence of climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on the environment. Topics include the European encounter with the Americas, the impact of modern technology, and the historical roots of the current environmental crisis. Focusing primarily on the period since 1500, explores the influence of climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on the environment. Topics include the European encounter with the Americas, the impact of modern technology, and the historical roots of the current environmental crisis.

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environmental history | environmental history | climate change | climate change | ecology | ecology | human impact | human impact

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21H.991 Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT) 21H.991 Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)

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We will doggedly ask two questions in this class: "What is history?" and "How do you do it in 2010?" In pursuit of the answers, we will survey a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the last several decades. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytical discussion of their topic, and the advantages and limitations of their approaches. We will doggedly ask two questions in this class: "What is history?" and "How do you do it in 2010?" In pursuit of the answers, we will survey a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the last several decades. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytical discussion of their topic, and the advantages and limitations of their approaches.

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primary sources | primary sources | women's studies | women's studies | gender history | gender history | Industrial Revolution | Industrial Revolution | media studies | media studies | visual culture | visual culture | environmental history | environmental history | postmodernism | postmodernism | microhistory | microhistory | digital humanities | digital humanities | national history | national history | borders | borders | frontier | frontier | global history | global history | imperialism | imperialism | historiography | historiography | analytical framework | analytical framework

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21H.991 Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT) 21H.991 Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)

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This subject examines some of the many ways that contemporary historians interpret the past, as well as the multiple types of sources on which they rely for evidence. It is by no means an exhaustive survey, but the topics and readings have been chosen to give a sense of the diversity of work that is encompassed in the discipline of history. This subject examines some of the many ways that contemporary historians interpret the past, as well as the multiple types of sources on which they rely for evidence. It is by no means an exhaustive survey, but the topics and readings have been chosen to give a sense of the diversity of work that is encompassed in the discipline of history.

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primary sources | primary sources | gender history | gender history | Industrial Revolution | Industrial Revolution | media studies | media studies | visual culture | visual culture | environmental history | environmental history | postmodernism | postmodernism | microhistory | microhistory | digital humanities | digital humanities | national history | national history | borders | borders | frontier | frontier | global history | global history | imperialism | imperialism | historiography | historiography | analytical framework | analytical framework | agrarian history | agrarian history | historical demography | historical demography | European history | European history | American history | American history | Asian history | Asian history | maps | maps | African history | African history

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12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT)

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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).

Subjects

history of the earth-surface environment | deep-sea sediments | ice cores | corals | Micropaleontological | isotopic | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | seawater composition | atmospheric chemistry | climate | ocean temperature | circulation | chemistry | glacial/interglacial cycles | orbital forcing | climate change | marine records | ice core records | continental records | paleoceanographic data | statistics | factor analysis | time series analysis | simple climatology | geochemical changes | mineralogical changes | glacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | earth-surface environment | environmental history | Oxygen Isotope | Coral Reefs | Paleoceanography | Paleoclimatology | Paleothermometry | Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide | Ocean Chemistry | Salinity

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International Environmental Justice and the Climate Change Challenge

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Authors:  Mary Lawhon and Gina Ziervogel This 4 week module, supported by powerpoint slides, uses climate change to explore key environmental and geographical issues including: justice, scale, international equality, global political processes, and environmental change. Clicked 171 times. Last clicked 01/16/2015 - 18:56. Teaching & Learning Context:  This course module is one section of a larger course called Geography, Development and Environment that runs as a first year course in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town. The course work provided here

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Environmental and Geographical Science | Science | Downloadable Documents | Lecture Notes | English | Post-secondary | adaptation to climate change | carbon trading | climate change | environment | environmental conflicts | environmental history | environmental justice | geography | mitigation | south africa

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Essay Writing in History and Interdisciplinary Studies

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This exemplar examines planning, researching and writing essays and research/practical reports on different aspects of environmental history, some of which will involve the use of data from non-historical disciplines. It reviews and enhances the range of key skills required to engage in truly inter-disciplinary study while preparing, planning, and writing for these different forms of assessment. The exemplar includes the preliminary examination of the assessment requirements and content of these different forms of assessment (essay and research/practical report), consideration of how key arguments might be helpfully represented diagrammatically (spider diagrams) in developing ideas for assessment, and apparatus and references to the different kinds of sources (both historical and scientifi

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history | environmental history | environmental science | essay writing | writing essays | essay | researching | research | practical report | Historical and Philosophical studies | philosophical studies | V000

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Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)

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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.

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environmental history | europe | columbus | climate | topography | nature | plants | animals | microorganisms | human history | americas | technology impact | crisis | wilderness | garden | science | landscape | agriculture | poison | conservation | preservation | demography | industry

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21H.991J Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)

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The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social and economic history. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of their approaches.

Subjects

history | theory | method | contemporary | twentieth century | social history | economics | primary source | narrative | analysis | cultural history | 20th century | Annales school | agrarian history | class | race | gender | historical categories | historical demography | new economic history | military history | environmental history | film | Europe | America | Asia | primary sources | 21H.991 | STS.210

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12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT)

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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).

Subjects

history of the earth-surface environment | deep-sea sediments | ice cores | corals | Micropaleontological | isotopic | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | seawater composition | atmospheric chemistry | climate | ocean temperature | circulation | chemistry | glacial/interglacial cycles | orbital forcing | climate change | marine records | ice core records | continental records | paleoceanographic data | statistics | factor analysis | time series analysis | simple climatology | geochemical changes | mineralogical changes | glacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | earth-surface environment | environmental history | Oxygen Isotope | Coral Reefs | Paleoceanography | Paleoclimatology | Paleothermometry | Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide | Ocean Chemistry | Salinity

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12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT)

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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).

Subjects

history of the earth-surface environment | deep-sea sediments | ice cores | corals | Micropaleontological | isotopic | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | seawater composition | atmospheric chemistry | climate | ocean temperature | circulation | chemistry | glacial/interglacial cycles | orbital forcing | climate change | marine records | ice core records | continental records | paleoceanographic data | statistics | factor analysis | time series analysis | simple climatology | geochemical changes | mineralogical changes | glacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | earth-surface environment | environmental history

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21H.991 Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)

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This subject examines some of the many ways that contemporary historians interpret the past, as well as the multiple types of sources on which they rely for evidence. It is by no means an exhaustive survey, but the topics and readings have been chosen to give a sense of the diversity of work that is encompassed in the discipline of history.

Subjects

primary sources | gender history | Industrial Revolution | media studies | visual culture | environmental history | postmodernism | microhistory | digital humanities | national history | borders | frontier | global history | imperialism | historiography | analytical framework | agrarian history | historical demography | European history | American history | Asian history | maps | African history

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21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)

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Focusing primarily on the period since 1500, explores the influence of climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on the environment. Topics include the European encounter with the Americas, the impact of modern technology, and the historical roots of the current environmental crisis.

Subjects

environmental history | climate change | ecology | human impact

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21H.991 Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)

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We will doggedly ask two questions in this class: "What is history?" and "How do you do it in 2010?" In pursuit of the answers, we will survey a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the last several decades. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytical discussion of their topic, and the advantages and limitations of their approaches.

Subjects

primary sources | women's studies | gender history | Industrial Revolution | media studies | visual culture | environmental history | postmodernism | microhistory | digital humanities | national history | borders | frontier | global history | imperialism | historiography | analytical framework

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12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT)

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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).

Subjects

history of the earth-surface environment | deep-sea sediments | ice cores | corals | Micropaleontological | isotopic | geochemical | and mineralogical changes | seawater composition | atmospheric chemistry | climate | ocean temperature | circulation | chemistry | glacial/interglacial cycles | orbital forcing | climate change | marine records | ice core records | continental records | paleoceanographic data | statistics | factor analysis | time series analysis | simple climatology | geochemical changes | mineralogical changes | glacial cycles | intergalacial cycles | earth-surface environment | environmental history | Oxygen Isotope | Coral Reefs | Paleoceanography | Paleoclimatology | Paleothermometry | Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide | Ocean Chemistry | Salinity

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