A Companion to Global Environmental History

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J. R. McNeill, Erin Stewart Mauldin
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 22, 2012 - History - 568 pages
The Companion to Global Environmental History offers multiple points of entry into the history and historiography of this dynamic and fast-growing field, to provide an essential road map to past developments, current controversies, and future developments for specialists and newcomers alike.
  • Combines temporal, geographic, thematic and contextual approaches from prehistory to the present day
  • Explores environmental thought and action around the world, to give readers a cultural, intellectual and political context for engagement with the environment in modern times
  • Brings together environmental historians from around the world, including scholars from South Africa, Brazil, Germany, and China

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CHAPTER TWO The Ancient World 0 500 bce to 500
CHAPTER THREE The Medieval World 500 to 1500
CHAPTER FOUR The Modern World since 1500
CHAPTER FIVE Southeast Asia in Global Environmental
CHAPTER SIX Environmental History in Africa
CHAPTER SEVEN Latin America in Global Environmental
CHAPTER EIGHT The United States in Global
CHAPTER NINE The Arctic and Subarctic in Global
CHAPTER SIXTEEN Fishing and Whaling
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN War and the Environment
CHAPTER NINETEEN Technology and the Environment
CHAPTER TWENTY Cities and the Environment
CHAPTER TWENTYONE Evolution and the Environment
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO Climate Change in Global
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE Industrial Agriculture
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR Biological Exchange in Global

CHAPTER TEN The Middle East in Global Environmental
CHAPTER ELEVEN Australia in Global Environmental
The Environmental History
CHAPTER THIRTEEN The Environmental History of
CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Grasslands of North America
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CHAPTER TWENTYSIX Environmentalism
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT The Environmentalism of

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J.R. McNeill is Professor of History at Georgetown University, where he held the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environmental and International Affairs before becoming University Professor in 2006. His book Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World was listed by The Times as one of the best science books ever written. The book was co-winner of the World History Association and Forest History Society book prizes and runner-up for the BP Natural World book prize. McNeill has authored a number of other award-winning books on environmental history, and in 2010 he was awarded the Toynbee Prize for ‘academic and public contributions to humanity.'

Erin Stewart Mauldin is an Assistant Professor of History at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Her current project examines the ecological implications of the Civil War for agriculture in the U.S. South.

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