By Edward L. Golding
This ebook offers an obtainable evaluation of the ways in which key components of know-how have impacted international ecosystems and typical groups. It bargains a brand new state of mind in regards to the total origins of environmental difficulties. Combining techniques drawn from environmental biology and the heritage of technology and expertise, it describes the motivations in the back of many technical advances and the settings within which they happened, prior to tracing their final environmental affects. 4 wide parts of human task are described:
- over-harvesting of normal assets utilizing the examples of searching, fishing and freshwater use;
- farming, inhabitants, land use, and migration;
- discovery, synthesis and use of synthetic chemical compounds; and
- development of assets of synthetic strength and the frequent toxins brought on by energy iteration and effort use.
These techniques were pushed by means of quite a few forces, yet more often than not new applied sciences have emerged out of interesting, psychologically wealthy, human reviews. This ebook presents an advent to those complicated advancements and should be crucial analyzing for college students of technological know-how, expertise and society, environmental background, and the historical past of technology and technology.
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A History of Technology and Environment: From stone tools to ecological crisis by Edward L. Golding