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The Resource Nature's evil : a cultural history of natural resources, Alexander Etkind ; translated by Sara Jolly

Nature's evil : a cultural history of natural resources, Alexander Etkind ; translated by Sara Jolly

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Nature's evil : a cultural history of natural resources
Title
Nature's evil
Title remainder
a cultural history of natural resources
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Etkind ; translated by Sara Jolly
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
This bold and wide-ranging book views the history of humankind through the prism of natural resources - how we acquire them, use them, value them, trade them, exploit them. History needs a cast of characters and in this story the leading actors are peat and hemp, grain and iron, fur and oil, each with its own tale to tell. The uneven spread of available resources was the prime mover for trade, which in turn led to the accumulation of wealth, the growth of inequality and the proliferation of evil. Different sorts of raw material have different political implications and give rise to different social institutions. When a country switches its reliance from one commodity to another, this often leads to wars and revolutions. But none of these crises go to waste - they all lead to dramatic changes in the relations between matter, labour and the state. Our world is the result of a fragile pact between people and nature. As we stand on the verge of climate catastrophe, nature has joined us in our struggle to distinguish between good and evil. And since we have failed to change the world, now is the moment to understand how it works. --
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1955-
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Ėtkind, Aleksandr
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jolly, S.
Series statement
New Russian thought
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  • Natural resources
  • Natural resources
  • Economic history
Label
Nature's evil : a cultural history of natural resources, Alexander Etkind ; translated by Sara Jolly
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-340) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1229088010
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781509547586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1229088010
Label
Nature's evil : a cultural history of natural resources, Alexander Etkind ; translated by Sara Jolly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1229088010
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781509547586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1229088010

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