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Humans & The Environment: Theories of Human Adaptation

Humans and the Environment: Theories of Human Adaptation

Can Humans Adapt? Moran, E. Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological  Anthropology Theories of human adaptation has been a popular subject for several hundred years. This chapter offers a glimpse into the theories of human-habitat interaction up to the 1950’s. It introduces the concept of environmental determinism which began from Greco-Roman times highlighting the theory […]

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Native Vs. Invasive Species: Solutions to Invasive Species

Native vs. Invasive Species: Solutions to Invasive Species

Solutions to Invasive Species Did you know that invasive species are now considered to be the second biggest cause of extinction? Invasive species are organisms that cause harm both to the ecology and economy of the region they take over. They are non native to the environment and are generally introduced through ballast water of […]

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PET Eating Bacteria- A Boon for Recycling

PET Eating Bacteria- A Boon for Recycling

A Solution to Our Plastic Epidemic? Humankind destroys; nature repairs. Evolution throws up many surprises where adaptation by species helps to sustain our one and only (as yet) habitable planet. Thoughtless progress and to some extent greed, the need for instant solutions and of course newer and newer inventions in the name of progress have […]

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Native Vs. Invasive Species: What You Need to Know

Native vs. Invasive Species: What you need to know

As spring rolls around, we are faced with a choice that many people know nothing about: invasive plants vs. native species. Many of the common plants, shrubs and trees found at the local garden store are examples of invasive species. As you plan your gardens, it’s important to know the difference and how planting invasive […]

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Dried Up: The Water Crisis of Mexico City

Did you know Mexico City is built on a drained lake system that covered around 1500 square kilometers surrounded by mountains? Water in Mexico City: From Abundance to Depletion During earlier times the Aztecs used to live around the shores of these lakes and developed an efficient terraced agricultural system that used irrigation canals and […]

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Dried Up: The Water Crisis of Mexico City

Dried Up: The Water Crisis of Mexico City

Did you know Mexico City is built on a drained lake system that covered around 1500 square kilometers surrounded by mountains? Water in Mexico City: From Abundance to Depletion During earlier times the Aztecs used to live around the shores of these lakes and developed an efficient terraced agricultural system that used irrigation canals and […]

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Capitalism in the Eyes of Eric Wolf

An overview of "Europe and the People Without History" by Eric Wolf

In his book “Europe and the People Without History”, Eric Wolf portrays a highly interconnected world that was an outcome of the European expansion that took place post the 1400’s. He describes this process in great detail by zooming in on the background and setting of the various regions of the world accessed and colonized […]

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