Tigers Rice Silk and Silt

Author: Robert Marks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139425513
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Challenging the conventional wisdom conveyed by Western environmental historians about China, this book examines the correlations between economic and environmental changes in the southern Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi from 1400 to 1850, but also provides substantial background from 2CE on. Robert Marks discusses the impact of population growth on land-use patterns, the agro-ecology of the region, and deforestation; the commercialization of agriculture and its implications for ecological change; the impact of climatic change on agriculture; and the ways in which the human population responded to environmental challenges. This book is a significant contribution to both Chinese and environmental history. It is groundbreaking in its methods and in its findings.

China

Author: Robert Marks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442212763
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This deeply informed and beautifully written book provides a comprehensive and comprehensible history of China from prehistory to the present. Focusing on the interaction of humans and their environment, Robert B. Marks traces changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a quarter of humankind. Through both word and image, this work illuminates the chaos and paradox inherent in China's environmental narrative, demonstrating how historically sustainable practices can, in fact, be profoundly ecologically unsound. The author also reevaluates China's traditional "he.

The Origins of the Modern World

Author: Robert Marks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 074255418X
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This volume presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world. Unlike most studies, which assume that the rise of the West is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history accords importance to the 'underdeveloped world'.

China

Author: Robert B. Marks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442277890
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This deeply informed and clearly written text provides a comprehensive history of China from prehistory to the present. Now updated to include recent political events and scientific research, the book focuses on the interaction of humans and their environment, tracing changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a fifth of humankind.

Across Forest Steppe and Mountain

Author: David A. Bello
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107068843
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Using Manchu and Chinese sources, this book explores the environmental history of Qing China's Manchurian, Inner Mongolian, and Yunnan borderlands.

Everquest Companion

Author: Robert Marks
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN:
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Complemented by exclusive interviews with Sony game developers and the creators of the original EverQuest game, this entertaining volue traces the history of the popular game, its creation, its significance in terms of the online game revolution, and the new features of the upcoming EverQuest II release in all its versions. Original. (Beginner)

Ecological Imperialism

Author: Alfred W. Crosby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107569877
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A fascinating study of the important role of biology in European expansion, from 900 to 1900.

Environment Power and Injustice

Author: Nancy J. Jacobs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521010702
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This book explores the environmental dynamic in the history of rural black South Africans. It historicizes food production and other environmental relations, over successive dispensations. But, class, gender and later race, determined the food production individuals practiced. Also, herders and cultivators faced drought, stock disease, bush encroachment, water shortages, and the high labor demands of irrigation. After the mid-twentieth century, the interventionist state, enforcing coercive conservation and segregation, became a partner in black people's relations with the environment. State intervention, as well as an increasing dependence on cash, undermined most food production by blacks.

Social Connections in China

Author: Thomas Gold
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521530316
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This 2002 volume assesses the evolving role of guanxi (social networks) in China's transforming society.

China and Historical Capitalism

Author: Timothy Brook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521525916
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A collaborative volume aimed at correcting the view of China as a failed version of the West.