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The Resource Pan's travail : environmental problems of the ancient Greeks and Romans, J. Donald Hughes

Pan's travail : environmental problems of the ancient Greeks and Romans, J. Donald Hughes

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Pan's travail : environmental problems of the ancient Greeks and Romans
Title
Pan's travail
Title remainder
environmental problems of the ancient Greeks and Romans
Statement of responsibility
J. Donald Hughes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Many people express surprise," writes J. Donald Hughes, "when they are told that environmental problems existed in the ancient world; they are used to thinking of the environment as an exclusively modern concern. But an examination of the evidence shows that the Greeks and Romans not only suffered from some of the same predicaments that plague the present scene, but in many cases they were aware of them and commented on them."
  • In Pan's Travail Hughes examines the environmental history of the classical period and argues that the decline of ancient civilizations resulted in part from exploitation of the natural world. Focusing on Greece and Rome, as well as on areas subject to their influences, Hughes offers a detailed look at the impact of humans and their technologies on the ecology of the Mediterranean basin. He explores the complex relationships of human culture and the environment with topics that include deforestation and overgrazing, soil erosion, depletion of wildlife and natural resources, pollution, and urban problems such as water supply and sewage disposal. He also compares the ancient world's environmental problems to those of other eras and discusses attitudes toward nature expressed in Greek and Latin literature
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-
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Hughes, J. Donald
Index
index present
LC call number
GE160.G8
LC item number
H84 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient society and history
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  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental degradation
  • Civilization, Classical
Label
Pan's travail : environmental problems of the ancient Greeks and Romans, J. Donald Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27897898
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780801846557
Lccn
93001025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Pan's travail : environmental problems of the ancient Greeks and Romans, J. Donald Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27897898
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780801846557
Lccn
93001025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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