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A companion to global environmental history / edited by J.R. McNeill and Erin Stewart Mauldin.

Contributor(s): McNeill, John Robert | Mauldin, Erin Stewart.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell companions to history: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2012Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118279533; 1118279530; 1444335340; 9781444335347; 9781118279519; 1118279514; 9781118381380; 1118381386.Subject(s): Human ecology -- History -- Cross-cultural studies | Global environmental change -- History -- Cross-cultural studies | Environmental policy -- History -- Cross-cultural studies | Environmental protection -- History -- Cross-cultural studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography | Environmental policy | Environmental protection | Global environmental change | Human ecology | Historische Umweltforschung | Miljöpolitik -- historia | Miljöskydd -- historiaGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Cross-cultural studies. | History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to global environmental history.DDC classification: 304.209 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Global Environmental History: An Introduction / J.R. McNeill and Erin Stewart Mauldi -- PART I. Times. 1 Global Environmental History: The First 150,000 Years / J.R. McNeill ; 2 The Ancient World, c. 500 BCE to 500 CE / J. Donald Hughes ; 3 The Medieval World, 500 to 1500 CE / Daniel Headrick ; 4 The (Modern) World since 1500 / Robert B. Marks.
PART II. Places. 5 Southeast Asia in Global Environmental History / Peter Boomgaard ; 6 Environmental History in Africa / Jane Carruthers ; 7 Latin America in Global Environmental History / Shawn W. Miller ; 8 The United States in Global Environmental History / Erin Stewart Mauldin ; 9 The Arctic and Subarctic in Global Environmental History / Liza Piper ; 10 The Middle East in Global Environmental History / Alan Mikhail ; 11 Australia in Global Environmental History / Libby Robin ; 12 Oceania: The Environmental History of One-Third of the Globe / Paul D'Arcy ; 13 The Environmental History of the Soviet Union / Stephen Brain.
PART III. Drivers of change and environmental transformations. 14 The Grasslands of North America and Russia / David Moon ; 15 Global Forests / Nancy Langston ; 16 Fishing and Whaling / Micah S. Muscolino ; 17 Riverine Environments / Alan Roe ; 18 War and the Environment / Richard P. Tucker ; 19 Technology and the Environment / Paul Josephson ; 20 Cities and the Environment / Jordan Bauer and Martin V. Melosi ; 21 Evolution and the Environment / Edmund Russell ; 22 Climate Change in Global Environmental History / Sam White ; 23 Industrial Agriculture / Meredith McKittrick ; 24 Biological Exchange in Global Environmental History / J.R. McNeill.
PART IV. Environmental thought and action. 25 Environmentalism in Brazil: A Historical Perspective / José Augusto Pádua ; 26 Environmentalism and Environmental Movements in China since 1949 / Bao Maohong ; 27 Religion and Environmentalism / Joachim Radkau ; 28 The Environmentalism of the Poor: Its Origins and Spread / Joan Martinez-Alier.
Summary: 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 dayExplores environmental thought and action around the world, to give readers a cultural, intellectual and political context for engagement with the environment in modern timesBrings toge.
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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 dayExplores environmental thought and action around the world, to give readers a cultural, intellectual and political context for engagement with the environment in modern timesBrings toge.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Global Environmental History: An Introduction / J.R. McNeill and Erin Stewart Mauldi -- PART I. Times. 1 Global Environmental History: The First 150,000 Years / J.R. McNeill ; 2 The Ancient World, c. 500 BCE to 500 CE / J. Donald Hughes ; 3 The Medieval World, 500 to 1500 CE / Daniel Headrick ; 4 The (Modern) World since 1500 / Robert B. Marks.

PART II. Places. 5 Southeast Asia in Global Environmental History / Peter Boomgaard ; 6 Environmental History in Africa / Jane Carruthers ; 7 Latin America in Global Environmental History / Shawn W. Miller ; 8 The United States in Global Environmental History / Erin Stewart Mauldin ; 9 The Arctic and Subarctic in Global Environmental History / Liza Piper ; 10 The Middle East in Global Environmental History / Alan Mikhail ; 11 Australia in Global Environmental History / Libby Robin ; 12 Oceania: The Environmental History of One-Third of the Globe / Paul D'Arcy ; 13 The Environmental History of the Soviet Union / Stephen Brain.

PART III. Drivers of change and environmental transformations. 14 The Grasslands of North America and Russia / David Moon ; 15 Global Forests / Nancy Langston ; 16 Fishing and Whaling / Micah S. Muscolino ; 17 Riverine Environments / Alan Roe ; 18 War and the Environment / Richard P. Tucker ; 19 Technology and the Environment / Paul Josephson ; 20 Cities and the Environment / Jordan Bauer and Martin V. Melosi ; 21 Evolution and the Environment / Edmund Russell ; 22 Climate Change in Global Environmental History / Sam White ; 23 Industrial Agriculture / Meredith McKittrick ; 24 Biological Exchange in Global Environmental History / J.R. McNeill.

PART IV. Environmental thought and action. 25 Environmentalism in Brazil: A Historical Perspective / José Augusto Pádua ; 26 Environmentalism and Environmental Movements in China since 1949 / Bao Maohong ; 27 Religion and Environmentalism / Joachim Radkau ; 28 The Environmentalism of the Poor: Its Origins and Spread / Joan Martinez-Alier.

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