By Edward L. Golding
This e-book offers an available assessment of the ways in which key components of expertise have impacted international ecosystems and ordinary groups. It bargains a brand new mind set concerning the total origins of environmental difficulties. Combining ways drawn from environmental biology and the background of technological know-how and expertise, it describes the motivations in the back of many technical advances and the settings during which they happened, earlier than tracing their final environmental affects. 4 vast components of human job are described:
- over-harvesting of average assets utilizing the examples of looking, fishing and freshwater use;
- farming, inhabitants, land use, and migration;
- discovery, synthesis and use of synthetic chemical compounds; and
- development of resources of man-made power and the common pollutants brought on by strength new release and effort use.
These options were pushed by means of numerous forces, yet quite often new applied sciences have emerged out of attention-grabbing, psychologically wealthy, human studies. This ebook offers 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 technological know-how and technology.
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A History of Technology and Environment: From stone tools to ecological crisis by Edward L. Golding