Environmentalism: A Global History, 1st edition

  • Ramachandra Guha

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A new entry in the Longman World History Series, Environmentalism: A Global History is perfect for professors who want to assign short topical paperbacks which explore global issues and movements in their world history classes. This volume will fit into the second half of World History courses which typically cover the period from 1500 to the present century.


Environmentalism: A Global History is the first genuinely global history of environmentalism. Written by one of the foremost thinkers on ecological issues relating to South Africa, Guha has become one of the more provocative and perceptive commentators on environmentalism in its cross-cultural and global dimensions. Students will find this new text to be a lively and engaging study of ideas and debates that are central to our lives in the twentieth-first century.

Table of contents


 1. Going Green.
 2. Back-to-the Land!
 3. The Ideology of Scientific Conservation.
 4. The Growth of the Wilderness Idea.
 Afterward: Some Who Don't Fit.


Prologue: The Age of Ecological Innocence.
5. The Ecology of Affluence.
6. The Southern Challenge.
7. Socialism and Environmentalism.
8. One World or Two?
Bibliographic Essay.

Published by Pearson (October 30th 2020) - Copyright © 2000