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McNeill, John R.

Works: 10 works in 12 publications in 4 languages and 22 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: D17, 900
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John R McNeill
Geschichte der Welt : 1945 bis heute; die globalisierte Welt( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu seinen Forschungsschwerpunkten gehören die Geschichte Europas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, die internationalen Beziehungen nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg sowie die Geschichte des Kalten Krieges und der europäischen Integration. Unter anderem veröffentlichte er Stalins ungeliebtes Kind. Warum Moskau die DDR nicht wollte (1994), Helsinki, 1. August 1975. Entspannung und Abrüstung (1998), Die Teilung der Welt. Geschichte des Kalten Krieges 1941-1955 (2002) und Dimensionen internationaler Geschichte (hg. zusammen mit Jost Dülffer, 2012) J. R. McNeill ist Professor an der Georgetown University, wo er Umwelt- und Weltgeschichte lehrt. Er veröffentlichte unter anderem Something New Under the Sun (2000, dt. Blue Planet. Die Geschichte der Umwelt im 20. Jahrhundert), The Human Web. A Birds-Eye View of World History (gemeinsam mit William H. McNeill, 2003) und Mosquito Empires. Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 (2010).-
Mänskliga nätverk : världshistorien i ett nytt perspektiv by John R McNeill( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private industry strategy for the war on hunger by John R McNeill( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's Battery: The Making of the Alpine Energy Landscape, 1870-1955 by Marc Dennis Landry( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the environmental history of hydropower development in the Alps from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. Analyzing government archival files, associational journals, conference proceedings, and published contemporary material from several Alpine countries, it seeks to determine how and why Europeans modified the Alpine landscape to generate hydropower, and to explore the consequences of these decisions. I argue that during this time period, Europeans thoroughly transformed the Alpine environment, creating what I call "Europe's Battery": a gigantic system for storing hydropower and distributing it on a continental scale
Någonting är nytt under solen : nittonhundratalets miljöhistoria by John R McNeill( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planting Politics: Pastoralists and French Environmental Administration in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean by Andrea Elizabeth Williams( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

These two developments exhibit striking and underappreciated connections. First, concerns over Mediterranean pastoralism were central to the formulation of French scientific forestry. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the French intellectual elite promoted environmental as well as socio-political justifications for opposing pastoralism, and Mediterranean mobile pastoralism in particular. French foresters led the way in these accusations. Their training and experience taught them to champion forests and vilify pastoralists. Yet the legislation and practices of the nineteenth-century French forest regime were in many ways harmful to both. Secondly, the vehicle of scientific forestry provided moral justification for sedentarization efforts in hard and soft colonial contexts. From the French perspective, Ottoman sedentarization efforts in the nineteenth century supported the idea of progress, environmental conservation, and the mission civilisatrice. In Algeria, French colonists used claims of environmental destruction to portray nomadic pastoralists as less culturally advanced than settled agriculturalists. This narrative motivated efforts to sedentarize, and thereby civilize, indigenous tribes. Even within continental France, scientific forestry helped the central government to reign in its periphery by restricting the practice of mobile pastoralism in Provence. Finally, this study reveals the active roles that Mediterranean pastoralists played in the application and evolution of French scientific forestry. Over the course of the nineteenth century, they fought forest legislation in a variety of ways, forcing foresters to compromise and temper their goals. The relationship between French forestry and pastoralism prompted major changes in both forest administration and the Mediterranean pastoral industry
Unredeemed Land: The U.S. Civil War, Changing Land Use Practices, and the Environmental Limitations of Agriculture in the South, 1840-1880 by Erin Stewart Mauldin( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Using shifts in farming practices and debates over the best way to use land as a way to illuminate the ecological legacies of the Civil War, this project shows that the postwar replacement of extensive land use practices with more intensive, continuous cultivation went hand-in-hand with the hallmarks of the postwar agricultural system such as the decline in self-sufficiency among sharecroppers and tenants, the closing of the open range, and expanded cotton production. Environmental constraints unmasked by the war forced both black and white farmers to rely on the market for the inputs required to make increasingly intensive cultivation methods work. At the same time, the pressure to maximize space for the cultivation of staple crops and the increasing impracticality of free-range animal husbandry and shifting cultivation weakened the economic logic of maintaining common lands. By 1880, the cracks in the extensive land use regime that supported southern agriculture before the war had widened considerably, shattering the foundational practices southerners had once used to adapt their agricultural system to regional environmental conditions
Global Environmental History by John R McNeill( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Naturaleza y cultura de la historia ambiental by John R McNeill( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Este artículo considera el surgimiento de la historia ambiental desde la década de 1970, sus condiciones en varios escenarios e historiografías. Concluye que, aunque hay todavía mucho trabajo por hacer la historia ambiental se ha establecido exitosamente como un campo legítimo dentro de la profesión de la historia, con un futuro brillante
The Mountains are Ours: Ecology and Settlement in Late Ottoman and Early Republican Cilicia, 1856-1956 by Christopher Gratien( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This process has been narrated through the various lenses of modernization, nationalism, imperialism, and global economic transformation, but this study approaches the remaking of Cilicia from the vantage point of vital issues in the quotidian life of its inhabitants from the late Ottoman period onward. This is the story of the people of Cilicia and their ever-changing relationship with the environment over the course of a century. It uncovers the activities of Muslim and Christian villagers and merchants, the journeys of immigrants from the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Crete, the labors of Arab, Kurdish, Armenian and Assyrian seasonal workers, and the enduring movements of pastoralists and their flocks. It studies how state and society confronted unique ecological questions like malaria that arose out of settlement. It explores a world born of rapid agrarian change, which became the stage for tales of economic triumph, physical struggle, and communal contention over access to land and resources. This study follows these themes through the tumultuous years of WWI and into the Republic of Turkey, tracing the shifts and continuities between the late Ottoman period and the post-WWII mechanization of agriculture and transport and the near elimination of malaria
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Audience level: 0.68 (from 0.48 for Någonting ... to 0.99 for Naturaleza ...)

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Mac Neill, John R.

MacNeill, John R.

Mc Neill, John R.