Series: Studies in environment and history

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The Caribbean Slave: A Biological History (Studies in Environment and History) by Kenneth F. Kiple1984
Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 by Alfred W. Crosby1986
The Fisherman's Problem by Arthur F. McEvoy1986
Beauty, Health, and Permanence: Environmental Politics in the United States, 1955-1985 (Studies in Environment and History) by Samuel P. Hays1987
Brazil and the Struggle for Rubber: A Study in Environmental History by Warren Dean1987
Games against Nature: An Eco-Cultural History of the Nunu of Equatorial Africa (Studies in Environment and History) by Robert Harms1987
The Ends of the Earth: Perspectives on Modern Environmental History by Donald Worster1988
Americans and their Forests: A Historical Geography (Studies in Environment and History) by Michael Williams1989
A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500-1800 (Studies in Environment and History) by Timothy Silver1990
Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England by Theodore Steinberg1991
The Danish Revolution, 1500-1800: An Ecohistorical Interpretation (Studies in Environment and History) by Thorkild Kjærgaard1994
A Plague of Sheep: Environmental Consequences of the Conquest of Mexico (Studies in Environment and History) by Elinor G. K. Melville1994
Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860 (Studies in Environment and History) by Richard H. Grove1995
Tigers, Rice, Silk, and Silt: Environment and Economy in Late Imperial South China (Studies in Environment and History) by Robert Marks1997
Sediments of Time: Environment and Society in Chinese History (Studies in Environment and History) by Mark Elvin1998
Nature and the English Diaspora: Environment and History in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (Studies in Environment and History) by Thomas Dunlap1999
The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920 by Andrew C. Isenberg2000
The Bulldozer in the Countryside by Adam Rome2001
Mao's War against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China (Studies in Environment and History) by Judith Shapiro2001
War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring (Studies in Environment and History) by Edmund Russell2001
Environment, Power, and Injustice: A South African History (Studies in Environment and History) by Nancy J. Jacobs2003
Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River (Studies in Environment and History) by Matthew D. Evenden2004
The Ecology of Oil: Environment, Labor, and the Mexican Revolution, 1900-1938 (Studies in Environment and History) by Myrna I. Santiago2006
The Green and the Brown: A History of Conservation in Nazi Germany (Studies in Environment and History) by Frank Uekötter2006
Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria (Studies in Environment and History) by James L.A. Webb Jr.2009

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Series description

Editors: J. R. McNeill, Donald Worster

From the Cambridge University Press series page:

The books in this series study the ways in which the natural environment and human societies have interacted throughout history and around the world. All human societies have by necessity had a strong relationship with their ecosystems, through behavior that has been variously adapting, exploiting, transcending, destroying, or preserving. A key component of the books in this series is the use of new methods of historical analysis - e.g. ecological - to help explain historical events, cultural patterns, and social organization.

Not listed in CK:

1985/1994 reissues of Nature’s economy : a history of ecological ideas by Donald Worster;
1994 translation of the previously published The Danish revolution, 1500-1800 : an ecohistorical interpretation by Thorkild Kjærgaard
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