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Man's role in changing the face of the earth. Edited by William L. Thomas, with the collaboration of Carl O. Sauer, Marston Bates [and] Lewis Mumford.

; Thomas, William Leroy, 1920- editor
Chicago, Published for the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the National Science Foundation by the University of Chicago Press [1956] .
ISBN 9780226796055, 0226796051, 0226796043, 9780226796048

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Other Authors Thomas, William Leroy, 1920-
Subjects Anthropology -- Congresses.
Economics -- Congresses.
Environment -- Congresses.
Géographie humaine -- Congrès.
Human geography -- Congresses.
Human geography.
Sociale geografie.
Wereldgeschiedenis.
Description xxxviii, 1193 pages illustrations, maps (some folded, color on lining papers) 25 cm
Copyright Date [1956]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Part I. Retrospect -- [Section 1.1] Man's tenure of the earth -- The agency of man on the earth / Carl O. Sauer -- Changing ideas of the habitable world / Clarence J. Glacken -- Cultural differences in the interpretation of natural resources / Alexander Spoehr -- The antiquity and world expansion of human culture / Pierre Teilhard de Chardin -- [Section 1.2] Through the corridors of time -- Fire as the first great force employed by man / Omer C. Stewart -- Early food-producing populations / Karl J. Narr -- The hydraulic civilizations / Karl A. Wittfogel -- Effects of classical antiquity on the land / Fritz M. Heichelheim -- The clearing of the woodland in Europe / H.C. Darby -- The ecology of peasant life in western Europe / E. Estyn Evans -- The quality of peasant living in central Europe / Gottfried Pfeifer -- On the role of nature and man in changing the face of the dry belt of Asia / Hermann von Wissmann and others -- Changes in climate, vegetation, and human adjustment in the Saharo-Arabian belt, with special reference to Africa / Soliman Huzayyin -- Introduction to the subsistence economy of India / E.K. Janaki Ammal -- The quality of land use of tropical cultivators / Pierre Gourou -- The grassland of North America: its occupance and the challenge of continuous reappraisals / James C. Malin -- The age of fossil fuels / Eugene Ayres -- The natural history of urbanization / Lewis Mumford -- [Section 1.3] Symposium discussion: retrospect -- Man's tenure of the earth -- Subsistence economics -- Commercial economics -- Industrial revolution and urban dominance -- Part II. Process -- [Section 2.1] Introductory -- Environmental changes through forces independent of man / Richard J. Russell -- The processes of environmental change by man / Paul B. Sears -- [Section 2.2] Man's effects on the seas and waters of the land -- Harvests of the seas / Michael Graham -- Influences of man upon coast lines / John H. Davis -- Man's ports and channels / Lester E. Klimm -- Changes in quantities and qualities of ground and surface waters / Harold E. Thomas -- [Section 2.3] Modification of rural microclimates / C.W. Thornthwaite -- The climate of towns / H.E. Landsberg -- Artificially induced precipitation and its potentialities / Vincent J. Schaefer -- [Section 2.4] Slope and soil changes through human use -- The nature of induced erosion and aggradation / Arthur N. Strahler -- Land use and sediment yield / Luna B. Leopold -- Physical, chemical, and biochemical changes in the soil community / William A. Albrecht -- [Section 2.5] Modifications of biotic communities -- The re-creative power of plant communities / Edward H. Graham -- Fire, primitive agriculture, and grazing in the tropics / H.H. Bartlett -- The modification of mid-latitude grasslands and forests by man / John T. Curtis -- The impact of exotic invasion on the remaining New World mid-latitude grasslands / Andrew H. Clark -- Man as a maker of new plants and new plant communities / Edgar Anderson -- Man's ecological dominance through domesticated animals on wild lands / F. Fraser Darling -- Man as an agent in the spread of organisms / Marston Bates -- [Section 2.6] Ecology of wastes -- Disposal of man's wastes / Abel Wolman -- Sanitation practices and disease control in extending and improving areas for human habitation / A. Leslie Banks and J.A. Hislop -- Effects of fission material on air, soil, and living species / John C. Bugher -- [Section 2.7] Urban-industrial demands upon the land -- Man's selective attack on ores and minerals / Donald H. McLaughlin -- The role of transportation and the bases for interaction / Edward L. Ullman -- The pressure of residential-industrial land use / Chauncy D. Harris -- Recreational land use / Artur Glikson -- Symposium discussion: process -- Changes in physical phenomena -- Changes in biological communities -- Techniques of learning: their limitations and fit -- Part III. Prospect -- [Section 3.1] The time scale in human affairs / Charles G. Darwin -- The spiral of population / Warren S. Thompson -- Possible limits of raw-material consumption / Samuel H. Ordway, Jr. -- Limitations to energy use / Charles A. Scarlott -- Technological denudation / Harrison Brown -- [Section 3.2] The role of man -- Influence of man upon nature, the Russian view: a case study / Albert E. Burke -- Man's relation to the earth in its bearing on his aesthetic, ethical, and legal values / F.S.C. Northrop -- [Section 3.3] Symposium discussion: prospect -- Limits of the earth: materials and ideas -- Man's self-transformation -- The unstable equilibrium of man in nature -- Part IV. Summary remarks -- Retrospect / Carl O. Sauer -- Process / Marston Bates -- Prospect / Lewis Mumford.
Production Credits Published for the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the National Science Foundation.
Genre Conference proceedings.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)276231
(OCoLC)ocm00276231
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