The melting of the Ice Age glaciers heralded the arrival of the Archaic peoples in the South and the lives of the South’s peoples have long been shaped and challenged by the environment. Conversely, the human impact on the South’s landscape has been dramatic, from the mound building of Native Americans to the construction of cities and the birth of modern industry.
Part of ABC-CLIO’s Nature and Human Societies series, Southern United States: An Environmental History explores the historical and ecological dimensions of human interaction with the environment throughout Southern history. Examining diverse issues from the impact of the end of the Ice Age to the consequences of the U.S. space program for Florida’s environment, this invaluable guide synthesizes literature from a wide range of authoritative sources to provide a fascinating guide to the South’s environment.
- Illustrations, including maps, and first-hand accounts of the southern landscape from early travel writers
- A chronology listing key individuals, events, and movements in the environmental history of the South