Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History (Columbia Northwest Classics)

Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History (Columbia Northwest Classics)

University of Washington Press
9780295978383
0295978384
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Book Description

It can be said that all of human history is environmental history, for all human action happens in an environment―in a place. This collection of essays explores the environmental history of the Pacific Northwest of North America, addressing questions of how humans have adapted to the northwestern landscape and modified it over time, and how the changing landscape in turn affected human society, economy, laws, and values.

Northwest Lands and Peoples includes essays by historians, anthropologists, ecologists, a botanist, geographers, biologists, law professors, and a journalist. It addresses a wide variety of topics indicative of current scholarship in the rapidly growing field of environmental history.