Of interest to students and academics alike, this book provides a much-needed synthesis of the recent literature on northern Europe’s environmental history. Beginning with the Paleolithic period and the recolonization of Europe after the Ice Age, this book maps out the key environmental trends in the history of the region’s environment and its interaction with the human population.
The book also highlights how dramatic events outside Europe, such as the Tomboro volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815, had dramatic consequences for the region’s climate. Given the culturally diverse nature of modern Europe, a vital aspect of the book is its identification of the common themes that unite the interaction of the region’s nation-states with the natural environment. Part of ABC-CLIO’s Nature and Human Societies series, the book enables readers to better grasp the extent of humanity’s effect on our world.
- A chronology covers key phenomena and events in the region's environmental history from the Paleolithic era to the present day
- Includes a bibliographic essay with contributions from leading environmental historians from North America and Europe