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The Human Role in Environmental History

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Science  31 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5462, pp. 2427-2428
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5462.2427

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Human Impact on Ancient Environments. Charles L. Redman. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1999. 255 pp. $45. ISBN 0-8165-1962-5. Paper, $22.95. ISBN 0-8165-1963-3.

Redman uses a range of case studies (primarily from archeology) to address key themes and issues in the human dimensions of environmental history. His broad coverage will interest anyone who is concerned about the ecological problems that confront us today.