Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Green History of the World

A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
by Clive Ponting [304.28 Pon]

Ponting posits that time and again throughout history, from ancient Rome to ancient Egypt to Easter Island, man has exploited earth's resources to the breaking point and their societies collapsed. He then extends his theory to the modern world, where behavior is global and possible destruction would be on a massive scale. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore.] -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official Green History of the World web site ] | [ Wikipedia page for Clive Ponting ]

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