Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance
"The discovery of the Americas around 1500 AD was an extraordinary watershed in human experience. It gave rise to the modern period of human ecology, a phenomenon global in scope that set in motion profound changes in almost every society on earth. This new period, which saw the depletion of the lands of the New World, proved tragic for some, triumphant for others, and powerfully affecting for all."--Provided by publisher.
Oxford University Press
Worster, Donald, "Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance" (2016). Big History. 57.