This book explores the history of natural resources in Continental Europe presenting research on how resources were traded, collected and depleted between the fifteenth and nineteenth century. It is helpful for students of Environmental Studies and those with an interest in Environmental History.
Introduction Part I: Early Modern Europe (1400–1800) Trade and Resource Use in the Baltic Area 1. North European Commerce as a Solution to Resource Shortage in the Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries 2. Foreign Trade and Forest Use in Northeastern Europe, 1660–1860 Topical Studies of Resource Problems 3. Resources and Construction Materials in Preindustrial Europe 4. Resource Depletion in European Mining and Metallurgical Industries , 1400–1800 5. Disaster M a nagement and Resource Saving in Europe, 1400-1800 6. Part II: The Eighteenth And Nineteenth Centuries 7. Technical Change as an Escape from Resource Scarcity: England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 8. Natural Resources in Central Europe During the Industrial Revolution 9. Natural Resources, Preindustrial Society and Industrialization in Scandinavia 10. Natural Resources and Economic Development in the Mediterranean Basin 11. Discussion of Coppola and Lukasiewicz Papers