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By Lukas Thommen

ISBN-10: 0521174651

ISBN-13: 9780521174657

ISBN-10: 1107002168

ISBN-13: 9781107002166

In old Greece and Rome an ambiguous courting built among guy and nature, and this decisively decided the way within which they handled the surroundings. at the one hand, nature used to be conceived as an area characterised and inhabited via divine powers, which deserved applicable appreciate. at the different, a rationalist view emerged, in response to which people have been to subdue nature utilizing their applied sciences and to do away with its assets. This e-book systematically describes the ways that the Greeks and Romans intervened within the surroundings and therefore strains the heritage of the strain among the exploitation of assets and the security of nature, from early Greece to the interval of past due antiquity. while it analyses the great beginning up of the Mediterranean and the northern frontier areas, either for cost and for monetary job. The book's point and method make it hugely available to scholars and non-specialists.

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