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An environmental history of India : from earliest times to the twenty-first century, Michael H. Fisher

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An environmental history of India : from earliest times to the twenty-first century
Title
An environmental history of India
Title remainder
from earliest times to the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Michael H. Fisher
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Language
eng
Summary
India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh contain one-fifth of humanity, are home to many biodiversity hotspots, and are among the nations most subject to climatic stresses. By surveying their environmental history, we can gain major insights into the causes and implications of the Indian subcontinent's current conditions. This accessible new survey begins roughly 100 million years ago, when continental drift moved India from the South Pole and across the Indian Ocean, forming the Himalayan Mountains and creating monsoons. Coverage continues to the twenty-first century, taking readers beyond independence from colonial rule. The new nations of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have produced rising populations and have stretched natural resources, even as they have become increasingly engaged with climate change. To understand the region's current and future pressing issues, Michael H. Fisher argues that we must engage with the long and complex history of interactions among its people, land, climate, flora, and fauna
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1950-
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Fisher, Michael Herbert
Dewey number
304.20954
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New approaches to Asian history
Series volume
18
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  • India
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
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An environmental history of India : from earliest times to the twenty-first century, Michael H. Fisher
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Contents
aLocating and shaping India's physical environment and living populations -- Indus and Vedic relationships with Indian environments (c.3500 BCE-c.600BCE) -- The environment and forest-dweller, late Vedic, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Dravidian cultures, societies, and states (c.600 BCE-c.800 CE) -- Insiders, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim immigrants, and the environment (c.700-c.1600) -- Mughal Empire (1526-1707) -- Mughal imperial fragmentation, regional state rise, popular environmental movements, and early British colonial policies and institutions (c.1700-1857) -- The British Raj, "Mahatma" Gandhi, and other anti-colonial movements (1857-1947) -- West and east Pakistan and India following Independence (1947-71) -- India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh from Stockholm to Rio (1971-92) -- India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh into the twenty-first century -- National, subcontinental, and global issues in South Asia
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CR9781316276044
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1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316276044
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316276044
Label
An environmental history of India : from earliest times to the twenty-first century, Michael H. Fisher
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Oct 2018)
Contents
aLocating and shaping India's physical environment and living populations -- Indus and Vedic relationships with Indian environments (c.3500 BCE-c.600BCE) -- The environment and forest-dweller, late Vedic, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Dravidian cultures, societies, and states (c.600 BCE-c.800 CE) -- Insiders, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim immigrants, and the environment (c.700-c.1600) -- Mughal Empire (1526-1707) -- Mughal imperial fragmentation, regional state rise, popular environmental movements, and early British colonial policies and institutions (c.1700-1857) -- The British Raj, "Mahatma" Gandhi, and other anti-colonial movements (1857-1947) -- West and east Pakistan and India following Independence (1947-71) -- India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh from Stockholm to Rio (1971-92) -- India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh into the twenty-first century -- National, subcontinental, and global issues in South Asia
Control code
CR9781316276044
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316276044
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316276044

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