Book List: Environmental History

I thought it'd be useful to post my book lists! Including helpful links!


John Richards, 2003, The Unending Frontier: An Environmental History of the Early Modern World.

Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima and Paul Warde, 2013, Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Energy History

Alfred W. Crosby 1986. Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Canto Classics)

Fernand Braudel Civ & Capitalism Volumes 1

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David Ormrod, 2003. The Rise of Commercial Empires: England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770 (Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History)

Andreas Malm, 2016. Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming

Moore, Jason W. 2015. Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital

Rolf Sieferle, 2001. The Subterranean Forest

E.A. Wrigley, 2010. Energy and the English Industrial Revolution

Robert Allen, 2009. The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective (New Approaches to Economic and Social History)

William Beinart and Lotte Hughes, 2007. Environment and Empire (Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series)

Gregory Cushman, 2013. Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History (Studies in Environment and History)

Edward Barbier, 2011. Scarcity and Frontiers: How Economies Have Developed Through Natural Resource Exploitation

Eric Hobsbawm, 1999. Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution

Sven Beckert, 2014. Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Prasannan Parthasarathi, 2011. Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600-1850

Giorgio Riello, 2013. Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World

Chris Evans, and Goran Ryden, eds. 2005. The Industrial Revolution in Iron: The Impact of British Coal Technology in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Vaclav Smil, 2005. Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact (Technical Revolutions and Their Lasting Impact)

Alfred D. Chandler. 1994. Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism

Bruce Podobnik. 2005. Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent Age

Vaclav Smil. 2016. Energy Transitions: Global and National Perspectives, 2nd Edition

Climate History

Geoffrey Parker, 2013. Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Gillen D’Arcy Wood, 2015. Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

Mike Davis, 2001. Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World

Wolfgang Behringer, 2009. A Cultural History of Climate

Richard Drayton, Nature's Government: Science, Imperial Britain and the 'Improvement' of the World

Ramachandra Guha, 1999. Environmentalism: A Global History

Donald Worster, 1994. Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas (Studies in Environment and History)

Richard Grove, 1996. Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860 (Studies in Environment and History)

James Fleming, 2005. Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

Stephen Gardiner, 2013. A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change (Environmental Ethics and Science Policy Series)

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. 2011. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us

Paul Warde, Sverker Sörlin, and Libby Robin, The Future of Nature: Documents of Global Change

McNeill and Engelke, The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

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