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  1. Sapiens: a brief history of mankind - Yuval N. Harari, John Purcell, Haim Watzman 2014

    Book 

  2. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

    Book 

  3. Week 1: Introduction: An Environmental History of the World 27 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 4 items
      1. A Companion to Global Environmental History 28/09/2012

        Book  McNeill J.R. and Mauldin. “Global Environmental History – An Introduction”, in John Robert McNeill and Erin Stewart Mauldin. A Companion to Global Environmental History. John Wiley & Sons, 2014, pp. xvi-xix.

      2. The turning points of environmental history - Frank Uekotter, JSTOR (Organization) c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Sapiens: a brief history of mankind - Yuval N. Harari, John Purcell, Haim Watzman 2014

        Book  Harari, Yuval Noah, “Timeline of History”, in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, London, Vintage, 2014, pp ix-x

    2. Explore Online 6 items
      1. Big History Anthropocene Conference – Big Historian Professor David Christian - Keynote Address 4/9/2016

        Audio-visual document  Introduces the new discipline of Big History and talks about how we can use the Big History framework to connect knowledge across disciplines and tackle the challenges of the Anthropocene

      2. The Life and Work of an Environmental Historian with William Cronon - Conversations with History 6/6/2013

        Audio-visual document  Discusses environmental history and analyses the contribution of environmental history to the environmental movement'. (go to the excerpt beginning 49:45 and ending 57:23 in the video)

      3. What is Environmental History? 23/1/2014

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Home - Environmental History Resources

        Website  Environmental History Resources, the home of the Exploring Environmental History Podcast,

      5. Nature’s Past | NiCHE

        Webpage  Nature’s Past Podcasts, by NiCHE - Network in Canadian History & Environment,

    3. Further Reading 17 items
      1. The Environment and World History - Edmund BurkeKenneth Pomeranz KENNETH POMERANZ EDMUND BURKE III JOHN F. RICHARDS EDMUND BURKE III KENNETH POMERANZ MARK CIOC MICHAEL ADAS WILLIAM BEINART MAHESH RANGARAJAN LISE SEDREZ DOUGLAS R. WEINER

        Book 

      2. The environment and world history - Edmund Burke, Kenneth Pomeranz 2009

        Book 

      3. Epic of evolution: seven ages of the cosmos - Eric Chaisson c2006

        Book  Prologue: Cosmological Overview pp. 1-45

      4. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  "Introduction" pp. -9

      5. Maps of time: an introduction to big history - David Christian, Ebooks Corporation Limited, University of California Press c2004 (electronic resource)

        Book  "The First 300,000 Years" pp. 17-38

      6. Maps of time: an introduction to big history - David Christian c2004

        Book  "The First 300,000 Years" pp. 17-38

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

        Book  “The Trouble with Wilderness; or Getting Back to the Wrong Nature” pp. 69-90.

      8. Chapter 2 The Fundations of History - Clive Ponting 2007

        Chapter  “The Foundations of History”, pp. 8-16.

      9. A green history of the world - Clive Ponting c1991

        Book  “The Foundations of History” pp. 8-16.

      10. How a Continent Created a Nation - Libby Robin 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book  “Prologue” pp. 1-10.

      11. How a continent created a nation - Libby Robin 2007

        Book  "prologue" pp. 1-10

  4. Week 2: Origins of the Planet 19 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 4 items
      1. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  "The Fourth Threshold: The Emergence of the Sun, the Solar System and the Earth" pp.33-53

      2. A green history of the world - Clive Ponting c1991

        Book  "The Foundations of History" pp. 8-16

      3. Chapter 2 The Fundations of History - Clive Ponting 2007

        Chapter  "The Foundations of History"

    2. Explore Online 3 items
    3. Further Reading 12 items
      1. A cultural history of climate - Wolfgang Behringer c2010

        Book 

      2. Prologue: Overview of Cosmic Evolution - Eric. Chaisson 2002

        Chapter  "Overview of Cosmic Evolution" pp. 1-11

      3. Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

        Book  "Planetary Epoch: Habits for Life" pp.224-236

      4. Epic of evolution: seven ages of the cosmos - Eric Chaisson c2006

        Book  "Planetary Epoch: Habits for Life" pp.224-236

      5. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  "The First Three Thresholds: The Universe, Stars and New Chemical Elements" pp. 11-31

      6. Maps of time: an introduction to big history - Christian, David, 1946- c2011.

        Book  Origins of the Galaxies and Starts & Origins and History of the Earth

      7. Maps of time: an introduction to big history - David Christian, Ebooks Corporation Limited, University of California Press c2004 (electronic resource)

        Book  Origins of the Galaxies and Starts & Origins and History of the Earth

      8. Maps of time: an introduction to big history - David Christian c2004

        Book  Origins of the Galaxies and Starts & Origins and History of the Earth

      9. Little ice ages: ancient and modern - Jean M. Grove, Jean M. Grove 2004

        Book 

  5. Week 3 Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth 12 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 3 items
      1. Maps of time: an introduction to big history - David Christian, Ebooks Corporation Limited, University of California Press c2004 (electronic resource)

        Book  Origins of Life and the Theory of Evolution (pp. 79-105)

      2. Maps of time: an introduction to big history - David Christian c2004

        Book  Origins of Life and the Theory of Evolution (pp. 79-105)

    2. Explore Online 1 item
      1. Unit 5. Life - YouTube

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Darwin's Origin of the species: a biography - E. J. Browne, Charles Darwin 2006

        Book 

      2. Darwin's Origin of species: a biography - E. J. Browne, ProQuest (Firm) 2008], c2006

        Book 

      3. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  The Fifth Threshold: The Emergence of Life. (pp.55-78)

      4. The descent of man: and, Selection in relation to sex. Vol. 1 - Charles Darwin, American Psychological Association 1871 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. The descent of man: and, Selection in relation to sex. Vol. 2 - Charles Darwin, American Psychological Association 1871 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  6. Week 4 Origins of Humans: The Palaeolithic Era 11 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 3 items
      1. The human web: a bird's-eye view of world history - John Robert McNeill, William Hardy McNeill 2003

        Book  pp.9-24

      2. Palaeoanthropology: On the origin of our species - Chris Stringer, Julia Galway-Witham 2017-6-7

        Article 

      3. Human evolution: taxonomy and paleobiology - BERNARD WOOD, BRIAN G. RICHMOND 07/2000

        Article 

    2. Explore Online 2 items
    3. Further Reading 6 items
      1. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  The Sixth Threshold: Hominines, Humans and the Paleolilthic Era (pp. 79-102)

      2. Sapiens: a brief history of mankind - Yuval N. Harari, John Purcell, Haim Watzman 2014

        Book  The Cognitive Revolution (pp. 3-83)

      3. New fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the pan-African origin of Homo sapiens - Jean-Jacques Hublin, Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer, Shara E. Bailey, Sarah E. Freidline 2017-6-7

        Article 

      4. A Companion to American Environmental History 16/04/2010

        Book  Body counts: tracking the human body through environmental history. (pp. 163-80)

      5. On Deep History and the Brain - Daniel Lord Smail 2008

        Book  The New Neurohistory (pp. 112-156)

      6. On deep history and the brain - Daniel Lord Smail c2008

        Book  The New Neurohistory (pp. 112-156)

  7. Week 5 The Anthropocene: Humans Changing the Planet 27 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 4 items
      1. The Anthropocene Belongs to Earth System Science - Clive Hamilton August 18, 2016 9.00am AESTAugust 14, 2016September 8, 2016

        Article 

      2. Defining the Anthropocene - Lewis, Simon LMaslin, Mark A Mar 12, 2015

        Article 

    2. Explore Online 8 items
      1. An official welcome to the Anthropocene epoch – but who gets to decide it's here? - Noel Castree August 30, 2016 5.50pm AESTAugust 30, 2016 5.50pm AEST

        Article 

      2. How Whales Change Climate 30/11/2014

        Audio-visual document 

      3. How Wolves Change Rivers 13/2/2014

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Further Reading 15 items
      1. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  The Anthropocene: Globalization, Growth, and Sustainability (pp. 267-88)

      2. The anthropocene and the global environmental crisis - Clive Hamilton, Christophe Bonneuil, Francʹois Gemenne, Ebooks Corporation 2015

        Book 

      3. History for the Anthropocene - Libby Robin, Will Steffen 08/2007

        Article 

      4. The Anthropocene: conceptual and historical perspectives - Will Steffen, Jacques Grinevald, Paul Crutzen and John McNeill 2011

        Article 

  8. Week 6 Origins of Agriculture and The Early Agrarian Era 14 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 3 items
      1. Animal Planet - Harriet Ritvo 2004

        Article 

    2. Explore Online 1 item
    3. Further Reading 10 items
      1. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  The Seventh Threshold: Origins of Agriculture and the Early Agrarian Era (pp. 103-26)

      2. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  Crossing a Mini-threshold: The Appearance of Cities, States, and Agrarian Civilizations. (pp. 151-214)

      3. The variation of animals and plants under domestication - Charles Darwin 1888

        Book  Available online: http://www.esp.org/books/darwin/variation/facsimile/ (chapter II: Horses and Asses. pp. 51-67)

      4. Sapiens: a brief history of humankind - Yuval N. Harari 2014

        Book  The Agricultural Revolution (pp. 87-178)

      5. The human web: a bird's-eye view of world history - John Robert McNeill, William Hardy McNeill 2003

        Book  Shifting to Food Production, 11,000-3,000 Years Ago. (pp. 25-40)

  9. Week 7 Australian Aboriginal Societies: People, Environment, Fire 17 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 6 items
      1. Essential Primary Sources 5 items
        1. The Eucalypts of Gippsland - A Howitt 1890

          Article  The Eucalypts of Gippsland

        2. Howitt, A., Discussion in RSV Proceedings, 1890

        3. Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia - Thomas Mitchell, University of Adelaide. Library 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book 

      2. Essential Secondary Sources 1 item
    2. Explore Online 1 item
    3. Further Reading 10 items
      1. Agriculture, environment, and society: contemporary issues for Australia - Geoffrey Lawrence, F. M. Vanclay, Brian Furze 1992

        Book  The Semantics of Forest Cover: How Green Was Australia

      2. The pure state of nature: sacred cows, destructive myths and the environment - David Horton, Ebooks Corporation 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  pp. 70-101

  10. Week 8 Toward the Modern Revolution: Ecological Imperialism 18 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 4 items
      1. Essential Primary Sources 2 items
        1. Album 32, Reindeer. Indian and Northern Affairs. Departmental Library Albums [graphic

          material] (R216-956- 8-E) (1922-1950) (Moodle weblinks). This album, comprised of 66 pages

          on which 268 photographs are mounted, consists solely of images of reindeer from Alaska

          and the government Reindeer Station that was set up in the Northwest Territories by the

          Department of the Interior. 

          • Reindeer herd on a range and in a corral, probably Richards Island, N.W.T. (page 27)
          • Reindeer meat drying on racks and being lifted on a hoist (possibly Elephant Point, Alaska and Richards Island, N.W.T.)
          • Two men digging a cave in rock for reindeer meat at Reindeer Station, N.W.T. and another inspecting reindeer carcasses hanging on a boat from Richards Island, N.W.T.
          • Individual reindeer in corrals and reindeer herds on a range, probably Reindeer Station, N.W.T.
          • Inuit man wrestling a reindeer. Reindeer round-up, Kidluit Bay, Inuvik, N.W.T.

      2. Essential Secondary Sources 2 items
    2. Explore Online 3 items
      Watch one of these films, which have been made available online by the National Film Board of Canada:
      1. The Last Days of Okak by Anne Budgell, Nigel Markham - NFB

        Webpage  (tells the story Okak, an Inuit settlement on the northern Labrador coast. Moravian missionaries evangelized the coast and encouraged the growth of Inuit settlements, but it was also a Moravian ship that brought the deadly Spanish influenza during the world epidemic of 1919).

      2. Coppermine by Ray Harper - NFB

        Webpage  (introduces the Copper Inuit of the Coronation Gulf region of Canada's Northwest Territories, one of the last aboriginal groups to be contacted by people from outside, and one of the consequences of that contact: a full-blown tuberculosis epidemic).

    3. Further Reading 11 items
      1. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  Toward the Modern Revolution (pp. 215-42)

      2. Guano and the opening of the Pacific world: a global ecological history - Gregory T. Cushman, Cambridge University Press 2012

        Book  pp. 75-108

      3. Sapiens: a brief history of humankind - Yuval N. Harari 2014

        Book  The Unification of Humankind (pp. 181-272)

      4. The human web: a bird's-eye view of world history - John Robert McNeill, William Hardy McNeill 2003

        Book  Spinning the World Wide Web, 1450-1800 (pp. 155-212)

      5. Rethinking environmental history: world-system history and global environmental change - Alf Hornborg, John Robert McNeill, Juan Martinez Alier c2007

        Book  Yellow Jack and geopolitics: environment, epidemics and the struggles for empire in the American tropics, 1640-1830 (pp. 199-20)

      6. A green history of the world - Clive Ponting c1991

        Book  Disease and Death (pp. 199-230)

      7. Rethinking invasion ecologies from the environmental humanities - Jodi Frawley, Iain McCalman, Ebooks Corporation 2014

        Book  Chapter 2 Back story: Migration, assimilation and invasion in the nineteenth century

  11. Week 9 Industrialisation and the Rise of the City 23 items
    1. Essential Reading and Resources 3 items
      1. Essential Primary Sources 2 items
        1. Working Class Manchester - Engels Friedrich 1978

          Chapter  Working Class Manchester (pp. 579-85)

        2. "Manchester, Getting up the Steam", Builder, 1853.

      2. Essential Secondary Sources 1 item
        1. Smoke and mirrors: the politics and culture of air pollution - E. Melanie DuPuis 2004

          Book  Public Perceptions of Smoke Pollution in Victorian Manchester. (pp. 51-73)

    2. Explore Online 2 items
    3. Further Reading 18 items
      1. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  Crossing the Modern Threshold: Breakthrough to Modernity (pp. 243-67)

      2. Sapiens: a brief history of humankind - Yuval N. Harari 2014

        Book  The Scientific Revolution. (pp. 275-391)

      3. Smoke and mirrors: the politics and culture of air pollution - E. Melanie DuPuis 2004

        Book  "The Invisible Evil": noxious vapour and public health in Manchester during the Age of Industry. (pp. 27-50)

      4. A green history of the world - Clive Ponting c1991

        Book  The Rise of the City. (pp. 294-313)

      5. Smokestacks and progressives : environmentalists, engineers and air quality in America, 1881-1951 (on order 08/08/2017)

      6. The turning points of environmental history - Frank Uekotter, JSTOR (Organization) c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Urban Environmental History. (pp. 72-89)

  12. Week 10 Conservation and Development 26 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 5 items
      1. Essential Primary Sources 4 items
        1. Correspondence - Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Janice Sacherer 05/1982

          Article 

        2. Chipko Songs and Slogans - Antje Linkenbach 2007

          Chapter  Chipko songs and slogans (pp. 69, 71-72)

        3. An Account of Chipko 15/8/2007

          Audio-visual document 

      2. Essential Secondary Sources 1 item
    2. Explore Online 2 items
    3. Further Reading 19 items
      1. This Fissured Land - Madhav Gadgil, Ramachandra Guha 01/12/2012

        Book 

      2. This fissured land: an ecological history of India - Madhav Gadgil, Ramachandra Guha 1992

        Book 

      3. Nature and the orient: the environmental history of South and Southeast Asia - Richard Grove, Vinita Damodaran, Satpal Sangwan 1998

        Book 

      4. Varieties of environmentalism: essays north and south - Ramachandra Guha, J. Martinez-Alier 1997

        Book  pp. xi-xx

      5. The darker nations: a people's history of the third world - Vijay Prashad, Howard Zinn 2007

        Book  Introduction

      6. Liberation Ecologies : Environment, Development and Social Movements - Richard Peet , and Michael Watts 1996

        Book  Chapter 10 From Chipko to Uttaranchal: development, environment, and social protest in the Garhwal Himalayas, India

      7. India's wildlife history: an introduction - Mahesh Rangarajan, Ranthambhore Foundation 2012

        Book 

  13. Week 11 The Science and Politics of Climate Change: A recent History 23 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 3 items
      1. Essential Primary Sources 1 item
      2. Essential Secondary Sources 2 items
        1. The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it - Clive Hamilton May 7, 2017 1.29pm AESTApril 19, 2017May 18, 2017

          Article 

    2. Explore Online 6 items
      1. An official welcome to the Anthropocene epoch – but who gets to decide it's here? - Noel Castree August 30, 2016 5.50pm AESTAugust 30, 2016 5.50pm AEST

        Article 

      2. The Anthropocene Belongs to Earth System Science - Clive Hamilton August 18, 2016 9.00am AESTAugust 14, 2016September 8, 2016

        Article 

      3. How Whales Change Climate 30/11/2014

        Audio-visual document 

      4. How Wolves Change Rivers 13/2/2014

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Further Reading 14 items
      1. A cultural history of climate - Wolfgang Behringer c2010

        Book 

      2. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  The Anthropocene: Globalization, Growth and Sustainability. (pp. 267-88)

      3. Little ice ages: ancient and modern - Jean M. Grove, Jean M. Grove 2004

        Book 

      4. The anthropocene and the global environmental crisis - Clive Hamilton, Christophe Bonneuil, Francʹois Gemenne, Ebooks Corporation 2015

        Book 

      5. Sapiens: a brief history of humankind - Yuval N. Harari 2014

        Book  "A permanent Revolution" and "And They Lived Happily Ever After" (pp. 392-444)

      6. The turning points of environmental history - Frank Uekotter, JSTOR (Organization) c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter 7 The "1950s syndrome" and the transition from a slow-going to a rapid loss of global sustainability.

      7. The Anthropocene: conceptual and historical perspectives - Will Steffen, Jacques Grinevald, Paul Crutzen and John McNeill 2011

        Article 

  14. Week 12 Histories of the Future: Lessons From the Past For a Sustainable World 15 items
    1. Essential Readings and Resources 3 items
      1. Sapiens: a brief history of humankind - Yuval N. Harari 2014

        Book  The end of Homo Sapiens (pp. 445-66)

    2. Explore Online 6 items
      1. How Whales Change Climate 30/11/2014

        Audio-visual document 

      2. How Wolves Change Rivers 13/2/2014

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Further Reading 6 items
      1. Big history: between nothing and everything - David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Craig Benjamin 2014

        Book  More Thresholds? The History of the Future (pp. 289-305)

      2. History for the Anthropocene - Libby Robin, Will Steffen 08/2007

        Article 

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