June 4, 2015

Humans' dependence on nature can be traced back to our very beginning. The evolution of complex societies changed this relationship, and as humans have advanced their technologies and grown in population, our dependence has gradually shifted to include elements that influence, manage, and control natural systems. Pioneering works by Rachel Carson (Silent Spring, 1962), Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, 1997), and others clearly demonstrate these transitions. To read more, click here.

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