By Lukas Thommen

In old Greece and Rome an ambiguous courting built among guy and nature, and this decisively made up our minds the way within which they handled the surroundings. at the one hand, nature was once conceived as an area characterised and inhabited by means of divine powers, which deserved acceptable appreciate. at the different, a rationalist view emerged, based on which people have been to subdue nature utilizing their applied sciences and to eliminate its assets. This ebook systematically describes the ways that the Greeks and Romans intervened within the surroundings and therefore lines the heritage of the strain among the exploitation of assets and the security of nature, from early Greece to the interval of overdue antiquity. whilst it analyses the excellent commencing up of the Mediterranean and the northern frontier areas, either for payment and for financial task. The book's point and technique make it hugely available to scholars and non-specialists.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Environmental History of Ancient Greece and Rome PDF

Best environmental books

Handbook Of Global Environmental Politics: Edited By Peter Dauvergne

The 1st instruction manual of unique articles by way of prime students of world environmental politics, this landmark quantity maps the most recent theoretical and empirical study during this younger and starting to be box. Captured listed here are the dynamic and lively debates over matters for the wellbeing and fitness of the planet and the way they may most sensible be addressed.

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 223

Experiences of Environmental illness and Toxicology makes an attempt to supply concise, severe stories of well timed advances, philosophy and demanding components of finished or wanted recreation within the overall box of xenobiotics, in any section of our surroundings, in addition to toxicological implications.

Environmental Effects of Marine Finfish Aquaculture

Environmental dangers linked to large-scale marine finfish cage aquaculture have resulted in claims that the long term sustainability of the is unsure. tools and versions presently used to degree close to and far-field environmental results of finfish mariculture and to evaluate their implications for administration are provided in 20 chapters prepared in 4 sections (Eutrophication, Sedimentation and Benthic affects, alterations in Trophic constitution and serve as, and dealing with Environmental Risks).

Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Hybrids for Energy and Environmental Applications

This e-book describes numerous carbon nanomaterials and their detailed homes, and provides an in depth advent to graphene–carbon nanotube (CNT) hybrids. It demonstrates recommendations for the hybridization of CNTs with graphene, which absolutely make the most of the synergistic impact among graphene and CNTs. It additionally provides quite a lot of purposes of graphene–CNT hybrids as novel fabrics for strength garage and environmental remediation.

Extra resources for An Environmental History of Ancient Greece and Rome

Sample text

Isotopic variations in Li, Mg, and Sr have been related to adsorption and incorporation in clays, and so can be used to understand weathering and trace element migration (Burton and Vigier 2011; Reynolds 2011). Various metals with multiple redox states, including Fe, Cr, U, Mo, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, Hg, Se, and Tl, have isotopic variations that have been used to understand redox processes in present and past environments (see the four papers by Bullen 2011; Johnson 2011; Nielsen and Rehk€amper 2011; Rehk€amper et al.

Berichte der Dautschen Chemischen Gesellschaft 46:422–439 Goldstein SJ, Stirling CH (2003) Techniques for measuring uranium-series nuclides: 1992–2002. Rev Mineral Geochem 52:23–57 Gulson B (2011) Sources of lead and its mobility in the human body Inferred from Lead Isotopes. In: Advances in isotope geochemistry Springer, Heidelberg Heidenreich BC III, Thiemens MH (1986) A non-mass-dependent oxygen isotope effect in the production of ozone from molecular oxygen: the role of symmetry in isotope chemistry.

176Hf 187 Re ! 187Os 238 U, 235U,232Th ! 4He 238 235 K ! 397 Â 109a 40 Pb/204Pb Pb/204Pb 208 Pb/204Pb 176 Hf/177Hf 187 Os/188Os 3 He/4He 207 Ar/36Ar Comments Bioarchaeology, erosion rates Regional variations due to age, rates of weathering, source tracking of sediments Distinguish sources of Pb ores and sources of Pb; tracing sources of Pb to human body Complements Nd/Sm Organic-rich sources have distinctly high Re/Os Dating by 4He accumulation Tracing deep sources of volatiles Dating The isotopes that are produced by long-lived parents and so exhibit variations in geological materials that can be used as tracers in environmental studies molecule is directly proportional to the forces that hold atoms together, such as electron arrangements, nuclear charges and the positions of the atoms in the molecule, and inversely proportional to the masses of the atoms.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 25 votes