Scott Kaufman is Professor of History at Francis Marion University, USA.
Scott Kaufman's book offers a concise, fast-paced tour through the development and acceleration of both humanity's devastation of the natural world, and our collective efforts to combat this destruction. Helpfully addressing marine, terrestrial, and avian species, and spanning developments in war and politics, Kaufman lays out an unmistakable historical arc: as human impacts have grown more severe, culminating in global impacts from climate change and rising extinction rates, so have concerted international efforts to minimize harm and protect nature. Kaufman's book is a clear, well-researched text that will appeal to students of all ages. * Rebecca H. Pincus, Assistant Professor of Strategic and Operational Research, Naval War College, USA * Sweeping and accessible, The Environment and International History provides a concise and compelling survey of nature conservation efforts on a global scale. Kaufman clearly demonstrates the centrality of international diplomacy to modern environmental protection as well as the importance of science, non-governmental activism, and geopolitics in environmental decision making. Recommended for course adoption and general readership alike. * Lisa M. Brady, Professor of History, Boise State University, USA *