environment

  1. F

    Historians: look not much at peoples, look at their environment

    I hope this is not seen as too much a repetition of my earlier posts on Historum. Would that give better insight and understanding of much of history? I for my part think so. That for understanding different histories for different peoples (though with reservation it is less clear for history of...
  2. RidiculousName

    Books on the Tribes of Mesoamerica

    I need to do a presentation for a class. My topic is the ecological environment of pre-columbian Mesoamerica. Can you suggest any books for me?
  3. O

    What was the political environment of Europe before the Mongols arrived?

    Political borders, ongoing feuds, wars, trade, and so on is what I'm curious to know.
  4. Ichon

    Where have Humans changed the environment the most through history?

    Most interested in case studies predating 20th century as most people with some awareness know that humans have changed the environment hugely nearly everywhere humans live but the scale of the change is often forgotten so that polluted rivers overshadow the fact that river was straightened and...
  5. I

    Essay about the relationship between land carriage and the environment

    So I have to write an essay about the relationship between the environment and the development of land-carriage. It refers especialy to pack-animals or men transport of goods and I have no bibliography yet. I've been thinking to write about transport of goods in desert, in a mountainous region...
  6. H

    Are we all products of our environment?

    This statement could be answered in many ways and I welcome all views. There are many different columns people from all walks of life can be assigned to. Some live entire lives not concerned about venturing outside their protective shell. Others hit the ground running, exploring...
  7. larkin

    In a post Cold War environment, is there a rational nuclear weapon policy?

    In August of 1945, the first two atomic bombs were dropped in an aggressive action on the Empire of Japan. It abruptly ended the war. This is not my question. The current situation is vastly more complex than during the Russia/US stand-off of the Cold War. After the fall of the Berlin...
  8. Iraq Bruin

    Tigris and Euphrates destruction

    History in the making: watching 2 rivers slowly disappear through calculated human action. Tigris-Euphrates River Dispute (American University) Turkey’s Dams Are Violating Human Rights, UN Report Says | Green Prophet Water in Iraq | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...
  9. Robespierre

    Free Will Vs. Environment

    Do people act more out of their free will or more out of their environment? I think it's hard for people to even flirt with the notion that we might not have free will. Bad decisions especially seem more based in environment than free will. Who, out of free will, decides to drive drunk? Not...
  10. wittgenstein

    Protect the environment?

    War On The EPA: Republican Bills Would Erase Decades Of Protection
  11. Edratman

    Environment or Heredity? The Sibling Question.

    On my morning commute there was a real interesting report on NPR regarding the personality differences betwen siblings. Apparently this topic is now being studied and the results are surprising on one hand, and not surprising at all because of our experiences. That is the similarity in...
  12. wittgenstein

    UN fears 'irreversible' damage to natural environment

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100510/ts_afp/unenvironmentbiodiversityeconomy
  13. S

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

    The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues. The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down...