Prof. Harriet Ritvo
Focusing primarily on the period since 1500, explores the influence of climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on the environment. Topics include the European encounter with the Americas, the impact of modern technology, and the historical roots of the current environmental crisis.
Ritvo, Harriet. 21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History, Spring 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-421-introduction-to-environmental-history-spring-2011 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA