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MrsSoule

She Reads Everything

I love books. Just staring at my bookshelves gives me a sense of peace. Rather than any specific genre, I love good books. To me a good book is one that at the end leaves me happier and/or smarter.

A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

A Green History of the World: The Environment & the Collapse of Great Civilizations - Clive Ponting Very, very thorough - this would make a great textbook for a class on environment and world development. Most of this was stuff I learned in archaelogy & anthropology classes but not necessarily from this viewpoint. Especially provoking are the chapters on "Ways of Thought" and "The Creation of the Third World" which in a perfect world would be required reading for any Western Civ class. My only problem with this book is addressed by the author in the beginning - it offers no solutions, only a detailed and very depressing history.