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Global Environmental History (Maxine Berg)

Readings

E.A. Wrigley, Continuity, Chance and Change (1988), chaps 2,3

P.H.H.Vries, ‘Are Coal and Colonies Really Crucial? Kenneth Pomeranz and the Great Divergence’, Journal of World History, 12/2 (2001), pp. 408-446.

Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel

Jared Diamond, Collapse. How Societies Choose to Fair or Survive (2005), chaps: prologue, 3, 7-9, 10-12.

Mark Elvin, The Retreat of the Elephants. An Environmental History of China (2004), chaps 1, 2, 7-9, 11-12.

Joachim Radkau, Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment (Cambridge, 2007).

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

J. R. McNeill, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (New York, 2001).

Karel Davids, ‘River Control and the evolution of knowledge: a comparison between regions in China and Europe’, c. 1400- 1850’, Journal of Global History, 1/1 (2006), pp. 59-80.

Paolo Malanima, ‘Energy crisis and growth 1650-1850: the European deviation in a comparative perspective’, Journal of Global History, 1/1 (2006), pp. 101-122.

Peter Purdue, China Marches West. The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (Harvard, 2005), chaps 1, 15, 16.