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  1. General Reading List 14 items
    1. Uncommon ground: Rethinking the human place in nature - William Cronon 1996

      Book Recommended

    2. What is environmental history? - Johnson Donald Hughes 2006

      Book Recommended

    3. The human footprint: A global environmental history - Anthony N. Penna 2010

      Book Recommended

    4. Nature and power: A global history of the environment - Joachim Radkau, German Historical Institute in London 2008

      Book Recommended

    5. Environmental history: a concise introduction - I. G. Simmons 1993

      Book Recommended

    6. Nature's economy: a history of ecological ideas - Donald Worster 1994

      Book Recommended

  2. Websites 3 items
    1. Environmental History Resources

      Website Recommended A selection of essays, suggestions for further reading and some excellent podcasts (if you use the podcasts in your essays they must be referenced: please check on how to do it properly).

    2. Environmental history timeline

      Website Recommended Contains useful blogs and links on current developments in environmental history, as well as a basic chronology of leading individuals and events.

    3. American Environmental History

      Webpage Recommended Focused on America, but good links to primary sources and other readings.

  3. Week 3 - What is Environmental History? 8 items
    1. Readings 3 items
    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. Uncommon ground: rethinking the human place in nature - William Cronon 1996

        Book Recommended Read the 'Introduction'.

      2. Environmental history: a concise introduction - I. G. Simmons 1993

        Book Recommended Chapter 1.

      3. What is environmental history? - Johnson Donald Hughes 2006

        Book Recommended

      4. The ends of the earth: perspectives on modern environmental history - Donald E. Worster 1988

        Book Recommended Read the 'Appendix'.

      5. Nature and power: a global history of the environment - Joachim Radkau, German Historical Institute in London 2008

        Book Recommended Read Part 1.

  4. Week 4 - Nature, Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution 6 items
    1. Readings 2 items
      1. Fifty key thinkers on the environment - Joy A. Palmer, David Edward Cooper, Peter Blaze Corcoran 2001

        Book Essential Read, 'Malthus' and 'Darwin'.

    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. A new green history of the world: the environment and the collapse of great civilizations - Clive Ponting 2007

        Book Recommended Chapter 7 pp.116-136.

      2. Nature's economy: a history of ecological ideas - Donald Worster 1994

        Book Recommended Parts 1 and 3.

  5. Week 5 - Romanticism and the (re)Discovery of Nature 8 items
    1. Readings 3 items
      1. Fifty key thinkers on the environment - Joy A. Palmer, David Edward Cooper, Peter Blaze Corcoran 2001

        Book Essential Read 'Rousseau', 'Wordsworth', 'Thoreau', 'Goethe', and 'Ruskin'.

      2. Reverie and the Return to Nature: Rousseau's Experience of Convergence - Joseph H. Lane, Jr. 2006

        Article Essential Register with Jstor to read online.

    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. Romantic ecology: Wordsworth and the environmental tradition - Jonathan Bate 1991

        Book Recommended

      2. Rousseau and the European roots of environmentalism - Gilbert F. LaFreniere, Robert W.B Gray (xerox)

        Book Recommended Available as a Xerox XER16092 in the Campus Library.

      3. The Solitary Walker in the Political World - Joseph H. Lane, Rebecca R. Clark 2006

        Article Recommended

      4. A new green history of the world: the environment and the collapse of great civilizations - Clive Ponting 2007

        Book Recommended Chapter 7 pp 116-136.

      5. Nature's economy: a history of ecological ideas - Donald Worster 1994

        Book Recommended Read Part 2.

  6. Week 6 - The Birth of Conservationism 12 items
    1. Reading 1 item
      1. Green history: a reader in environmental literature, philosophy and politics - Derek Wall 1994

        Book Essential Read J. Muir 'The wild parks' (1901); G.Pinchot, 'The politics of conservation' (1901); R.Blatchford, 'Merrie England' (1894).

    2. Further Reading 11 items
      1. An environmental history of Britain since the industrial revolution - B. W. Clapp 1994

        Book Recommended Chapter 6.

      2. Environmental history: a concise introduction - I. G. Simmons 1993

        Book Recommended Chapters 3 and 5.

      3. Uncommon ground: rethinking the human place in nature - William Cronon 1996

        Book Recommended Read 'The Trouble in the Wilderness'.

      4. Uncommon ground: rethinking the human place in nature - William Cronon 1996

        Book Recommended Read 'Reinventing Common Nature: Yosemite and Mount Rushmoore' by Olwig.

      5. The politics of conservation in France in the 19th Century - Patrick Matagne, Robert W. B. Gray (xerox)

        Book Recommended Available at Campus Library Xerox collection (XER16091).

      6. An unsettled country: changing landscapes of the American West - Donald Worster 1994

        Book Recommended

      7. Landscape and Englishness - David Matless 1998

        Book Recommended

      8. Against 'Englishness': English Culture and the Limits to Rural Nostalgia, 1850-1940 - Peter Mandler 1997

        Article Recommended Register with Jstor to read online.

  7. Week 7 - Industrial Diseases, Pollution and Greening the Cities 7 items
    1. Readings 2 items
    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. Coming to terms with pollution: the language of environmental reform, 1865-1915 - Adam W. Rome, Robert W.B. Gray (xerox)

        Book Recommended Available at Campus Library Xerox collection (XER16089).

      2. The smoke of great cities: British and American efforts to control air pollution, 1860 -1914 - David Stradling, Robert W.B. Gray, Peter Thorsheim (xerox)

        Book Recommended Available at Campus Library Xerox collection (XER16090).

      3. A new green history of the world: the environment and the collapse of great civilizations - Clive Ponting 2007

        Book Recommended Chapters 13 and 15.

      4. Environmental History of Great Britain - I. G Simmons 2001

        Book Recommended Chapters 2 and 3.

      5. Something new under the sun: an environmental history of the twentieth-century world - John Robert McNeill 2000

        Book Recommended Chapter 3.

  8. Week 9 - Colonial Encounters with Nature 12 items
    1. Readings 3 items
      1. The Environment beyond Europe and the European Theory of Empire - Philip D. Curtin 1990

        Article Essential Register with Jstor to read online.

      2. The great despoliation: environmental themes in American frontier history - Wilbur R. Jacobs, Robert W.B. Gray (xerox)

        Book Essential Available as a digitised reading

    2. Further Reading 9 items
      1. A green history of the world: the environment and the collapse of great civilizations - Clive Ponting 1993

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 7 (not available in the later revised edition).

      2. The ends of the earth: perspectives on modern environmental history - Donald E. Worster 1988

        Book Recommended Chapter 5.

      3. Nature and power: a global history of the environment - Joachim Radkau, German Historical Institute in London 2008

        Book Recommended Read Part 4.

      4. Green imperialism: colonial expansion, tropical island Edens and the origins of environmentalism, 1600-1860 - Richard H. Grove 1996

        Book Recommended Esp. Chapters 5, 6 and Conclusion.

  9. Week 10 - Environments of Totalitarianism 8 items
    1. Readings 2 items
      1. Nature mastered by man: ideology and water in the Soviet Union - Bernd Stevens Richter, Robert W.B. Gray 1997

        Article Essential Available as a digitised reading

    2. Further Reading 6 items
      1. Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a civilization - Stephen Kotkin 1995

        Book Recommended

      2. Something new under the sun: an environmental history of the twentieth-century world - John Robert McNeill 2000

        Book Recommended Chapter 11.

      3. The ends of the earth: perspectives on modern environmental history - Donald E. Worster 1988

        Book Recommended Chapter 11.

  10. Week 11 - Ecological and Environmental Disasters 9 items
    1. Readings 2 items
      1. Grass to dust: the Great Plains in the 1930s - Donald Worster, Robert Gray 1974

        Article Essential Available as a digitised reading

    2. Further Reading 7 items
      1. The dust bowl: men, dirt and depression - Paul Bonnifield 1979

        Book Recommended

      2. Nature's economy: a history of ecological ideas - Donald Worster 1994

        Book Recommended Chapter 12.

      3. Guns, germs and steel: a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years - Jared M. Diamond 1998

        Book Recommended Chapter 11.

      4. Nature and power: a global history of the environment - Joachim Radkau, German Historical Institute in London 2008

        Book Recommended Part 5.

  11. Digitised Reading (Under Construction) 4 items
    1. The Environment beyond Europe and the European Theory of Empire - Philip D. Curtin 1990

      Article  Link coming soon

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