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By Lukas Thommen

In historical Greece and Rome an ambiguous courting constructed among guy and nature, and this decisively made up our minds the style 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 acceptable appreciate. at the different, a rationalist view emerged, in accordance with which people have been to subdue nature utilizing their applied sciences and to put off its assets. This ebook systematically describes the ways that the Greeks and Romans intervened within the atmosphere and hence lines the background of the strain among the exploitation of assets and the security of nature, from early Greece to the interval of past due antiquity. whilst it analyses the excellent beginning up of the Mediterranean and the northern frontier areas, either for cost and for monetary task. The book's point and technique make it hugely available to scholars and non-specialists.

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