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Contents of Michael Williams' Deforesting the Earth.

Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis
Notes on contents of Michael Williams' book, by Ariadne Unst.

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Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis.

After the Ice Ages, the forests returned to Europe, North America, and the tropics.

In Deforesting the Earth, Michael Williams describes the use of forests by humanity in the subsequent 10,000 years, beginning with cutting and clearing for fuel and shelter.

Human-set fires began to burn the forests in the Paleolithic, to open them up for gathering and hunting, then for agriculture.

With growing industrialization and colononization, forests worldwide (including in Europe, the Americas, and Asia) were cleared to support trade and territorial expansion.

Finally the book addresses today's alarming deforestation, in response to the swelling population and the greed of developers.

"Clearing In The Deep Past"
(The Chapters in Part One)

Buy Williams' 'Deforesting the Earth' These chapters comprise the first main section of Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis by Michael Williams:

  1. The Return of the Forest.
  2. Fire and Foragers.
  3. The First Farmers.
  4. The Classical World.
  5. The Medieval World.

"Reaching Out: Europe and the Wider World"
(The Chapters in Part Two)

Buy Williams' 'Deforesting the Earth' These chapters comprise the second main section of Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis by Michael Williams:

  1. Driving Forces and Cultural Climates, 1500-1750
  2. Clearing in Europe, 1500-1750
  3. The Wider World, 1500-1750.
  4. Driving Forces and Cultural Climates, 1750-1900.
  5. Clearing in the Temperate World, 1750-1920.
  6. Clearing in the Tropical World, 1750-1920.

"The Global Forest"
(The Chapters in Part Three)

Buy Williams' 'Deforesting the Earth' These chapters comprise the third and last main section of Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis by Michael Williams:

  1. Scares and Solutions, 1900-1944.
  2. The Great Onslaught, 1945-95: Dimensions of Change.
  3. The Great Onslaught, 1945-95: Patterns of Change.

The Other Portions of the Book.

The book continues with:

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