Emmanuel Kreike is professor of history at Princeton University. His books include Environmental Infrastructure in African History: Examining the Myth of Natural Resource Management in Namibia and Re-Creating Eden: Land Use, Environment, and Society in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Might this be the most important topic that most smart, very well educated people have never read a book on? [This] treatment is excellent and engaging. ---Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution Waging war against the Earth is an old business, and this book provides ample-and dispiriting-evidence for it. * Kirkus Reviews * [A] sweeping history. . . . Kreike offers a stark corrective and an implicit warning: Humanity is not distinct from nature, and assuming it is can have tragic outcomes. Climate change is one; pandemics are another. In this book, catastrophic warfare is a third. Waiting for the fourth horseman would seem unwise. ---Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times Book Review