McNeill, John Robert
Most widely held works by John Robert McNeill
Something new under the sun : an environmental history of the twentieth-century world by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,241 libraries worldwide
"In the course of the twentieth century the human race, without intending anything of the sort, has undertaken a giant, uncontrolled experiment on the earth. In time, according to J.R. McNeill in his startling new book, the environmental dimension of twentieth-century history will overshadow the importance of events like the world wars, the rise and fall of communism, and the spread of mass literacy. Contrary to the wisdom of Ecclesiastes that "there is nothing new under the sun," McNeill sets out to show that the massive change we have wrought in our physical world has indeed created something new. To a degree unprecedented in human history, we have refashioned the earth's air, water, and soil, and the biosphere of which we are a part." "McNeill's work is a fruitful compound of history and science. McNeill infuses a substrate of ecology with a lively historical sensibility to the significance of politics, international relations, technological change, and great events. He charts and explores the breathtaking ways in which we have changed the natural world with a keen eye for character and a refreshing respect for the unforeseen in history."--Jacket.
The human web : a bird's-eye view of world history by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Why did the first civilizations emerge when and where they did? How did Islam become a unifying force in the world of its birth? What enabled the West to project its goods and power around the world from the fifteenth century on? Why was agriculture invented seven times and the steam engine just once? World-historical questions such as these ... are now of great moment as global frictions increase. In a spirited ... contribution to this quickening discussion, [the authors] explore the webs that have drawn humans together in patterns of interaction and exchange, cooperation and competition, since earliest times. Whether small or large, loose or dense, these webs have provided the medium for the movement of ideas, goods, power, and money within and across cultures, societies, and nations. [In this book, the authors] show human webs to be a key component of world history and a revealing framework of analysis. -Dust jacket.
Atlantic American societies from Columbus through abolition, 1492-1888 ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of world environmental history ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Atlantic empires of France and Spain : Louisbourg and Havana, 1700-1763 by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
"This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean - the landscapes lying between Suriname and the Chesapeake - in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. Ecological changes made these landscapes especially suitable for the vector mosquitoes of yellow fever and malaria, and these diseases wrought systematic havoc among armies and would-be settlers. Because yellow fever confers immunity on survivors of the disease, and because malaria confers resistance, these diseases played partisan roles in the struggles for empire and revolution, attacking some populations more severely than others. In particular, yellow fever and malaria attacked newcomers to the region, which helped keep the Spanish Empire Spanish in the face of predatory rivals in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In the late eighteenth and through the nineteenth century, these diseases helped revolutions to succeed by decimating forces sent out from Europe to prevent them"--Provided by publisher.
The mountains of the Mediterranean world : an environmental history by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
The Mountains of the Mediterranean World: An Environmental History examines five mountain areas in the Mediterranean: the Taurus in southern Turkey, the northern Pindus in Greece, the southern Apennines in Italy, the Sierra Nevada in Spain, and the Rif in Morocco. This work traces the history of settlement and population in each area, and its relation with the physical aspects of the land, especially the vegetation and soil. How the physical and social landscapes of the Mediterranean mountains were created, and the relation between them, are the central focus of these studies. J.R. McNeill argues that despite a long tradition of human influence in the Mediterranean, the conspicuous degradation of the mountainous environments is a recent event, and that depopulation of these regions is in part a response to environmental decline. This decline did not occur without human influence, as both demographic pressure and a changing economy were important factors. The notable social and political unrest in the Mediterranean world of this period is also suggested to have derived some of its impetus from the desperation of these mountain people, whose forest and soil thinned with each passing generation.
Rethinking environmental history : world-system history and global environmental change ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
This ... reader in environmental history provides a framework for understanding the relations between ecosystems and world-systems over time. [The editors] have brought together a group of prominent social scientist, historians, and geographical scientists to provide a historical overview of the ecological dimension of global economic processes. Readers are challenged to integrate studies of the "Earth-system" with studies of the "world-system," and to reconceptualize the relations between human beings and their environment as well as the challenges of global sustainability. -Back cover.
Environmental histories of the Cold War ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Soils and societies : perspectives from environmental history ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Environmental history in the Pacific ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Environmental history : as if nature existed ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 libraries worldwide
"This volume is situated at the crossroads of two new sub-disciplines - ecological economics and environmental history. The common concern of environmental historians is to ask when and how humans have reshaped the earth and in turn how nature has influenced human choices. At a time of epochal economic and ecological change, there are new insights and debates into how economic and ecological processes are inseparable. This volume fills a vacuum by addressing precisely these concerns." "Histories of environmental change and ecological economics are both cutting-edge disciplines, and this collection presents writings of some of the world's leading scholars on a range of topics. The conceptual essays explore issues of technology choice and energy options. Case studies from emerging economies such as Brazil, India, and China take a rare look at the affinity between ecology and economics, covering topics as diverse as human migration and mining, deforestation, and the gene-based agricultural revolution With contributions from the fields of sociology, history, ecology, and economics, in a language that is as lucid as the approach is sophisticated, this work is vital to anyone interested in a future that reconciles sustainability and equity. Scholars, teachers, and students of natural and social sciences, policymakers, and engaged citizens will find in it ideas that will both stimulate and inform."--BOOK JACKET.
Something new under the sun : an environmental history of the world in the 20th century by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Environmental history in the Pacific world ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Blue planet : die Geschichte der Umwelt im 20. Jahrhundert by John Robert MacNeill ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and French and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Blue planet : die Geschichte der Umwelt im 20. Jahrhundert by John R McNeill ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Blue planet die Geschichte der Umwelt im 20. Jahrhundert by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Scarred lands & wounded lives the environmental footprint of war ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"In all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat to cleanup and restoration, war pollutes land, air and water, destroys biodiversity, and drains natural resources. Yet the environmental damage of war and preparation for war is routinely underestimated, underreported, even ignored. The environment remains war's 'silent casuality.'" -- Container.
Theory and practice in the Bourbon Empires of the Atlantic the roles of Louisbourg and Havana, 1713-1763 by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Atlantic American societies from Columbus through abolition, 1492 to 1888 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
America Biogeography Caribbean Area Civilization--African influences Civilization--European influences Cuba--Havana Deforestation Disarmament--Environmental aspects Documentary films Egypt Encyclopedias Environmental health Environmental protection Epidemics Feature films France Global environmental change History Human beings--Effect of environment on Human ecology Human ecology--Economic aspects Human rights Indians--Agriculture International relations Islam Islam and politics Islam and state Landscape changes Malaria--Environmental aspects Medical geography Mediterranean Region Military readiness--Environmental aspects Military weapons Mountain ecology Nature--Effect of human beings on Nonfiction films Nova Scotia--Louisbourg Pacific Area Revolutions Social history Soil and civilization Soil erosion Soil fertility Soils Soil science Spain War and society War--Environmental aspects War--Moral and ethical aspects World history
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