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A Companion to Global Environmental History

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A Companion to Global Environmental History

J.R. McNeill is Professor of History at Georgetown University, where he held the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environmental and International Affairs before becoming University Professor in 2006. His book Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World was listed by The Times as one of the best science books ever written. The book was co-winner of the World History Association and Forest History Society book prizes and runner-up for the BP Natural World book prize. McNeill has authored a number of other award-winning books on environmental history, and in 2010 he was awarded the Toynbee Prize for 'academic and public contributions to humanity.'
Erin Stewart Mauldin is an Assistant Professor of History at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Her current project examines the ecological implications of the Civil War for agriculture in the U.S. South.


A Companion to Global Environmental History

Notes on Contributors

Jordan Bauer is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Houston and is currently working on her dissertation, a history of urban growth and politics in post-1945 Raleigh-Durham.

Peter Boomgaard is Professor of Economic and Environmental History of Southeast Asia, University of Amsterdam, and Senior Researcher, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), Leiden. Among his publications are Frontiers of Fear: Tigers and People in the Malay World, 1600-1950 (2001) and Southeast Asia: An Environmental History (2007). He is currently writing a book on the forests of Java between 1500 and 1950.

Stephen Brain is Assistant Professor of History at Mississippi State University. He is the author of Song of the Forest: Russian Forestry and Stalinist Environmentalism, 1905-1953 (2011). He is currently conducting research for a manuscript about the environmental history of the White Sea and the fishermen who worked there, the Russian Pomor.

Jane Carruthers is Research Professor of History at the University of South Africa. Her main interests lie in environmental history, the history of national parks, and the biological sciences in South Africa, and she has published widely in these fields.

Paul D'Arcy is a Senior Fellow in the Department of Pacific and Asian History of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. He is author of The People of the Sea (2006). He has just finished editing a collection on Asian investment and engagement with Pacific Island nations, and is currently working on his next book, Warfare and State Formation in Hawai'i: The Limits of Coercion in the Pre-Modern World .

Daniel Headrick is Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is the author of several books, most recently Technology: A World History (2009) and Power over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present (2010). He is currently writing an environmental history of the world since the Stone Age.

J. Donald Hughes is John Evans Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Denver. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Author of An Environmental History of the World (2nd edition, 2009) and What Is Environmental History? (2006), he is a founding member of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), and the Association of East Asian Environmental Historians (AEAEH).

Paul Josephson is Professor of History at Colby College. He is a specialist in the history of big science and technology. He has written several books in environmental history including Industrialized Nature (2002), Resources under Regimes (2005), and Motorized Obsessions (2007). He is currently writing a history of the environmental impact of Soviet arctic conquest.

Nancy Langston is Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is author of Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares: The Paradox of Old Growth in the Inland West (1995), Where Land and Water Meet: A Western Landscape Transformed (2003), and Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES (2010). She is currently editing Environmental History and working on a history of boreal forests.

Bao Maohong is Associate Professor of History at Peking University, China. He is the author of Forest and Development: Deforestation in the Philippines (2008), Environmental Governance in China and Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia (2009), and The Origins of Envir


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