Lukas Thommen's An Environmental History of Ancient Greece and Rome PDF

By Lukas Thommen

ISBN-10: 1107002168

ISBN-13: 9781107002166

In historical Greece and Rome an ambiguous courting constructed among guy and nature, and this decisively made up our minds the style within which they handled the surroundings. at the one hand, nature was once conceived as an area characterised and inhabited through divine powers, which deserved acceptable recognize. at the different, a rationalist view emerged, in keeping with which people have been to subdue nature utilizing their applied sciences and to do away with its assets. This publication systematically describes the ways that the Greeks and Romans intervened within the atmosphere and therefore lines the heritage of the stress among the exploitation of assets and the safety of nature, from early Greece to the interval of overdue antiquity. while it analyses the excellent establishing up of the Mediterranean and the northern frontier areas, either for payment and for monetary task. The book's point and technique make it hugely obtainable to scholars and non-specialists.

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Great thinkers since the Greeks and earlier have seen why the city works and what it means for humanity. It’s key to the preservation of the planet. I’m putting all my money on the city. Thomas Balsley is founder and principal at Thomas Balsley Associates in New York. k Tokyo Tower, Japan 52 53 C IT Y R E PA I R JEFF STEIN Create a really beautiful place, and people will slow down to be a part of it. ——— “Grow where you’re planted” is a famous saying of the traditional Hopi people. It’s what the placemaker Mark Lakeman has done, who has spent most of his life in Portland, Oregon, where in 1996 he began growing the City Repair Project.

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