The Unending Frontier considers each of these trends in a series of case studies, sometimes of a particular place, such as Tokugawa Japan and early modern England and China, sometimes of a particular activity, such as the fur trade in North ...
Author: John F. Richards
Publisher: Univ of California Press
It was the age of exploration, the age of empire and conquest, and human beings were extending their reach—and their numbers—as never before. In the process, they were intervening in the world's natural environment in equally unprecedented and dramatic ways. A sweeping work of environmental history, The Unending Frontier offers a truly global perspective on the profound impact of humanity on the natural world in the early modern period. John F. Richards identifies four broadly shared historical processes that speeded environmental change from roughly 1500 to 1800 c.e.: intensified human land use along settlement frontiers; biological invasions; commercial hunting of wildlife; and problems of energy scarcity. The Unending Frontier considers each of these trends in a series of case studies, sometimes of a particular place, such as Tokugawa Japan and early modern England and China, sometimes of a particular activity, such as the fur trade in North America and Russia, cod fishing in the North Atlantic, and whaling in the Arctic. Throughout, Richards shows how humans—whether clearing forests or draining wetlands, transporting bacteria, insects, and livestock; hunting species to extinction, or reshaping landscapes—altered the material well-being of the natural world along with their own.
As settlements, then towns, and finally cities emerged across its plains and along
its rivers, the frontier moved steadily westward into a sun that glowed with
promise. For Americans, the belief in an unending frontier of opportunity is
essential to ...
Presented here is the final and most coherent section of a sweeping classic work in environmental history, The Unending Frontier.
Author: John F. Richards
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Presented here is the final and most coherent section of a sweeping classic work in environmental history, The Unending Frontier. The World Hunt focuses on the commercial hunting of wildlife and its profound global impact on the environment and the early modern world economy. Tracing the massive expansion of the European quest for animal products, The World Hunt explores the fur trade in North America and Russia, cod fishing in the North Atlantic, and whaling and sealing on the world’s oceans and coastlands.
... surest means of subduing the Indians , to whom the unending stretches of
choked woodland were an impenetrable cover behind which to hide unseen , a
shield in making assaults , and a strong tower of defence in repelling counter -
The Unending Frontier Creationism An Environmental History An Introduction of
the Early Modern World EUGENIE C. SCOTT JOHN F. RICHARDS Foreword by
Niles Eldredge “ Richards advances beyond a purely Evolution vs. Creationism ...
ENVIRONMENT Greener Pastures The Unending Frontier: An Environmental
History of the Early Modern World. John. F. Richards, xiv + 682 pp. University of
California Press, 2003. $75. As an epoch in human history, the "early modem" is
Successors include John F . Richards , The Unending Frontier : An
Environmental History of the Early Modern World ( Berkeley , 2003 ) ; J . Donald
Hughes , An Environmental History of the World ( London , 2001 ) ; B . de Vries
and J ...
Land , Labour , Local Power and the Constitution of Agrarian Territories on the
Anglo - Gorkha Frontier , 1700–18151 ... the special issue on Frontiers in the
Journal of World History 4 ( 1993 ) , and John F. Richards , The Unending Frontier : An ...
... magisterial 2003 study of The Unending Frontier : Environmental History of the
Early Modern World . A committed area studies scholar , John has also always
dedicated himself to opening up new intellectual frontiers , particularly through
Perhaps this is the unending frontier . " Douglas BORN April 7 , 1890
Minneapolis , Minnesota - from Florida : The Long Frontier ( 1967 ) EDUCATION
B . A . , Wellesley College Line MAJOR INTEREST Conservation
Author: Ann T. Keene
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Profiles men and women who have been prominent in the field of natural history. Includes a list of organizations promoting conservation and nature study.
The Internal African Frontier : The Making of African Culture . ” The African
Frontier . Ed . Igor ... Inner Asian Frontiers of China . New York : American
Geographical ... 1 . ( 2000 ) : 5 - 6 . Richards , John F . The Unending Frontier . An
32 Arif Dirlik.
Perhaps , she writes , this struggle for balance is " the unending frontier . "
Conclusion Florida explores the whole state , with equal at - tention to the
development of the north and the south . Florida is mostly about the history of the
Author: John Elder
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
Category: Literary Criticism
The Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political contexts for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 16 sets comprising this series.The essays in the set combine biography, criticism, and in some cases, original interviews to tell the story of each author. This set includes 70 biographical/critical essays on such writers as Rachel Carson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Gary Snyder and 12 general subject essays.
CH A P T E R S 1 X Having Fun with the Phenomena THE FRONTIER OF THE
GREAT PLAINS and the Rockies , more so than other sections of the nation ,
offered an abundance of afflictions upon those who first came there unprepared ...
Author: Dee Brown
Publisher: august house
In his first work of nonfiction in twelve years, celebrated historian Dee Brown draws on more than fifty years of research in this good-humored social history of the American frontier. In a work rich in anecdotes about pioneers, women, lawmen, outlaws, newspapermen, schoolteachers, cowboys, tenderfeet, preachers, and native Americans, Brown portrays the diversity of the frontier experience.
Author: American Historical Association. MeetingPublish On: 2004
... John F. Richards THE UNENDING FRONTIER An Environmental History of the
Early Modern World California World History Library $ 75.00 cloth
THEUNENDING FRONTIER VARANATH TALVISTUAT OF THE EARLY WORET
KTRO IBHN ...
European merchants and companies found that they could exploit the trade
goods , markets , and resources of almost every land , in what became an
expanding commodity frontier , the “ unending frontier ” in the title of John
Richard ' s ...
... frontier between pastoralists and farmers in the last decade or two . 4 3 See ,
for example , John Richards , The Unending Frontier : An Ecological History of
the Early Modern World ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 2003 ) ;
James C ...
11 John F . Richards , The Unending Frontier : An Environmental History of the
Early Modern World ( Berkeley , CA : University of California Press , 2003 ) 24 .
12 Ibid . , 96 . 13 Ibid . , 99 – 100 . 14 Cissie Fairchilds , “ The Production and ...
Author: Anthony N. Penna
The Human Footprint is a global, thematic, and multi-disciplinary history of the planet, from its earliest origins to its current condition. Avoiding conventional narratives and using the latest research in a diverse range of fields, Penna brings harmony to human history and ecology and provides a fresh, much-needed narrative of world history. Provides a comprehensive, global look at the history of the earth from the Paleolithic to the present era Uses a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on the most recent research in geology, climatology, evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, history, demography and the social and physical sciences Each chapter expands on a single theme, including human evolution, the invention of agriculture and its global impact, population growth, urbanization, manufacturing, consumption, industrialization, and energy use
On South Africa , see John Richards , The Unending Frontier : An Environmental
History of the Early Modern World , Berkeley : University of California Press ,
2003 , pp . 274 - 306 . 55 Briton Busch , War Against the Seals : A History of the ...
Author: Greg Bankoff
Publisher: Nordic Inst of Asian Studies
Annotation. Ships of empire carried not just merchandise, soldiers and administrators but also equine genes from as far afield as Europe, Arabia, the Americas, China and Japan. In the process, they introduced horses into parts of the world not native to that animal in historical times. As a result, horses in Thailand, the Philippine Horses, the Cape Horse in South Africa and the Basotho Pony in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho share a genetic lineage with the horse found in the Indonesian archipelago.
... 87 ; Frederic Remington : The Masterworks , 88 ; In Search of Frederic
Remington ( auth , catalog ) , 96 : The American West ( auth , catalog ) , 99 ;
Remington , Russel and the Language of Western Art , 2000 ; The Unending Frontier , 2000 .