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The influence of scientific forestry in southwestern Cameroon (today Southwest Province) is examined.

Industrialising cities of the 19th century are seen as lax in environmental matters. However, Manchester took a strong stand against air pollution.

Reconstructing the environment of Lesotho in order to assess soil erosion at different time scales, highlights conflicting views about the initiation of accelerated erosion.

Drawing on historical and environmental research, this essay examines long-term trends in the ways that mining affected labour and the environment in Latin America.

Prasad counters the proposition that pre-colonial, caste-based, natural resource management regimes were superior, in terms of stability and coherence, to colonial regimes.

This paper examines the social history of Kalahandi in western Orissa over the 1800–1950 period, in an attempt to explore the roots of the famine which haunts the region even today.

This paper describes a regional case study of the history of forestry practices in the north-eastern part of the central plateau of Switzerland during the nineteenth century, based on an analysis of official documents connected with forestry.

Thomas Pringle (1789–1834) was perhaps the most famous of the British settlers who landed at the Cape in 1820…

After centuries of seclusion, Pescasseroli and the upper Sangro River valley in Italy’s central Apennine Mountains began opening to the world in the early twentieth century…

Deforestation of mountain slopes in Java began to be perceived as a problem around 1850. This led to the establishment of a colonial Forest Service and, from c. 1890 onwards, to the creation of protected forests.