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Ecocide [electronic resource] : a short history of mass extinction of species / Franz Broswimmer.

By: Broswimmer, Franz J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xii, 204 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781849641593 (electronic bk.); 1849641595 (electronic bk.); 0585488851 (electronic bk.); 9780585488851 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Extinction (Biology) | Biodiversity conservation -- Social aspects | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biological Diversity | NATURE -- Animals -- Wildlife | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ecocide.DDC classification: 333.95/22 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Problem ; Why bother? ; Etiology of ecocide ; chapter outline -- Part I : Human odyssey : from biological to cultural evolution -- Beginnings ; From tree shrews to primates ; Fire use and dietary changes ; Rise of modern humans ; Megafauna extinction ; Pivotal role of language -- Part II : Problematic society--nature relations before the modern era -- Neolithic revolution ; Ecological blunders of antiquity : Mesopotamians, Southwest Asia : 3700 BCE to 1600 BCE ; Greeks, Mediterranean : 770 BCE to 30 BCE ; Romans, Mediterranean : 500 BCE to 500 CE ; Chaco Anasazi, Northwestern New Mexico : 700 CE to 1300 CE ; Mayas, Mesoamerica : 200 CE to 900 CE ; Easter Islanders, Rapa Nui : 700 CE to 1700 CE -- Part III : Modern assault on nature : the making of ecocide -- Capitalist system : a brief historical and sociological overview ; Rise of scientific and technological thinking ; Capitalist ethos : ecological and social values ; Social and ecological implications of the Columbian exchange ; Enslavement of land and nature ; Early modern fur trade ; Mass slaughter of the North American bison ; Rise of commercial whaling -- Part IV : Planet as sacrifice zone -- Enclosure of the commons : a global phenomenon ; Industrial Revolution ; Ecology and modern warfare ; Ecocide and modern warfare ; Planet as national sacrifice zone ; Planet as demographic sacrifice zone -- Part V : Ecocide and globalization -- Impact of globalism ; Poverty and ecocide ; Terminal grand buffet? ; Ecocide and the global treadmill of production ; Failure of environmental education ; Ideological turn ; Currents of ecological democracy ; Imperatives of ecological democracy ; Envisioning an equitable global commons -- Epilogue : Living in the age of ecocide.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Problem ; Why bother? ; Etiology of ecocide ; chapter outline -- Part I : Human odyssey : from biological to cultural evolution -- Beginnings ; From tree shrews to primates ; Fire use and dietary changes ; Rise of modern humans ; Megafauna extinction ; Pivotal role of language -- Part II : Problematic society--nature relations before the modern era -- Neolithic revolution ; Ecological blunders of antiquity : Mesopotamians, Southwest Asia : 3700 BCE to 1600 BCE ; Greeks, Mediterranean : 770 BCE to 30 BCE ; Romans, Mediterranean : 500 BCE to 500 CE ; Chaco Anasazi, Northwestern New Mexico : 700 CE to 1300 CE ; Mayas, Mesoamerica : 200 CE to 900 CE ; Easter Islanders, Rapa Nui : 700 CE to 1700 CE -- Part III : Modern assault on nature : the making of ecocide -- Capitalist system : a brief historical and sociological overview ; Rise of scientific and technological thinking ; Capitalist ethos : ecological and social values ; Social and ecological implications of the Columbian exchange ; Enslavement of land and nature ; Early modern fur trade ; Mass slaughter of the North American bison ; Rise of commercial whaling -- Part IV : Planet as sacrifice zone -- Enclosure of the commons : a global phenomenon ; Industrial Revolution ; Ecology and modern warfare ; Ecocide and modern warfare ; Planet as national sacrifice zone ; Planet as demographic sacrifice zone -- Part V : Ecocide and globalization -- Impact of globalism ; Poverty and ecocide ; Terminal grand buffet? ; Ecocide and the global treadmill of production ; Failure of environmental education ; Ideological turn ; Currents of ecological democracy ; Imperatives of ecological democracy ; Envisioning an equitable global commons -- Epilogue : Living in the age of ecocide.

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