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Preface Alf Hornborg Introduction: Conceptualizing Socio-Ecological Systems Part I. Modeling Socio-Ecological Systems: General Perspectives 1. Carole L. Crumley Historical Ecology: Integrated Thinking at Multiple Temporal and Spatial Scales 2. Frank Oldfield Towards Developing Synergistic Linkages between the Biophysical and the Cultural: A Palaeo-Environmental Perspective 3. John A. Dearing Integration of World and Earth Systems: Heritage and Foresight 4. Thomas Abel World-Systems as Complex Human Ecosystems 5. Thomas D. Hall DePauw & Peter Turchin Lessons from Population Ecology for World-Systems Analyses of Long-Distance Synchrony 6. Jonathan Friedman Sustainable Unsustainability: Toward a Comparative Study of Hegemonic Decline in Global Systems Part II. Case Studies of Socio-Environmental Change in Prehistory 7. Bj¿rn E. Berglund Agrarian Landscape Development in North-western Europe since the Neolithic: Cultural and Climatic Factors Behind a Regional/Continental Pattern 8. Karin Holmgren & Helena ¿berg Climate Change in Southern and Eastern Africa during the Past Millennium and its Implications for Societal Development 9. Chris Chase-Dunn, Thomas D. Hall & Peter Turchin World-Systems in the Biogeosphere: Urbanization, State Formation, and Climate Change since the Iron Age 10. Kristian Kristiansen Eurasian Transformations: Mobility, Ecological Change, and the Transmission of Social Institutions in the Third and Second Millennium BC 11. William R. Thompson Climate, Water, and Political-Economic Crises in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt 12. George Modelski Ages of Reorganization 13. Betty J. Meggers Sustainable Intensive Exploitation of Amazonia: Cultural, Environmental, and Geopolitical Perspectives 14. Alf Hornborg Regional Integration and Ecology in Prehistoric Amazonia: Toward a System Perspective Part III. Is the World System Sustainable? Attempts toward an Integrated Socio-Ecological Perspective. 15. Emilio F. Moran The Human-Environment Nexus: Progress in the Past Decade in the Integrated Analysis of Human and Biophysical Factors 16. Bert J.M. de Vries In Search of Sustainability: What Can We Learn from the Past? 17. Susan C. Stonich & Daniel S. Mandell Political Ecology and Sustainability Science: Opportunity and Challenge 18. Thomas Malm No Island is an "Island": Some Perspectives on Human Ecology and Development in Oceania 19. Alfred W. Crosby Infectious Diseases as Ecological and Historical Phenomena, with Special Reference to the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 20. Nina Eisenmenger & Stefan Giljum Evidence from Societal Metabolism Studies for Ecological Unequal Trade 21. Andre Gunder Frank Entropy Generation and Displacement: The Nineteenth-Century Multi-Lateral Network of World Trade
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