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F&ES 873 01 (13701) /EVST226/ARCG226
Global Environmental History
Harvey Weiss
TTh 9.00-10.15 KRN 321
Fall 2012 
 
1 credit. The dynamic relationship between environmental and social forces from the Pleistocene glaciations to the Anthropocene present: Pleistocene extinctions; transitions from hunting to gathering to agriculture; Old World origins of cities, states, and civilization; adaptations and collapses of Old and New World civilizations in the face of climate disasters; the destruction and reconstruction of the New World by the Old. In the foreground of each analysis are the issues of adaptation, resilience, and sustainability: what forced long-term societal changes?