At Nature's Edge The Global Present and Long-term History Edited by Professor Gunnel Cederlöf and Professor Mahesh Rangarajan

In an epoch when environmental issues make the headlines, this is a work that goes beyond the everyday.

Ecologies, as diverse as the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean coast, the Negev desert and the former military bases of Vietnam, or the Namib desert and the east African savannah all have in common a long-time human presence and the many ways people have modified nature.