Environmental History Books

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Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.08 — 3,007 ratings — published 1983
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Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.22 — 2,851 ratings — published 1991
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Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History) Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)
by (shelved 32 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,619 ratings — published 1986
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The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.79 — 585 ratings — published 1995
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Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.79 — 738 ratings — published 1979
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.03 — 332,472 ratings — published 1997
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The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.97 — 927 ratings — published 1972
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Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.16 — 723 ratings — published 1995
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Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.83 — 362 ratings — published 1986
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Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.88 — 520 ratings — published 2000
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Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.11 — 235 ratings — published 2001
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Wilderness and the American Mind Wilderness and the American Mind (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,751 ratings — published 1967
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Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.10 — 269 ratings — published 2010
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Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.04 — 84 ratings — published 2006
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Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.07 — 369 ratings — published 2002
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Silent Spring Silent Spring (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.98 — 39,465 ratings — published 1962
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Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.96 — 258 ratings — published 1977
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Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.14 — 1,315 ratings — published 2000
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A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.28 — 26,287 ratings — published 1949
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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.27 — 9,142 ratings — published 1986
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The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920 The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920 (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.75 — 123 ratings — published 2000
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Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.29 — 213 ratings — published 2019
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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.13 — 54,584 ratings — published 2014
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Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.75 — 244 ratings — published 2004
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Plagues and Peoples Plagues and Peoples (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.90 — 4,174 ratings — published 1976
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Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.81 — 162 ratings — published 2007
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The Ecological Indian: Myth and History The Ecological Indian: Myth and History (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.62 — 246 ratings — published 1999
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Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.78 — 50 ratings — published 2012
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Car Country: An Environmental History Car Country: An Environmental History (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.81 — 79 ratings — published 2012
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The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.77 — 145 ratings — published 2012
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The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.07 — 751 ratings — published 2001
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The Health of the Country: How American Settlers Understood Themselves and Their Land The Health of the Country: How American Settlers Understood Themselves and Their Land (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.87 — 46 ratings — published 2002
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Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.94 — 509 ratings — published 2008
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Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,057 ratings — published 1998
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.91 — 67,673 ratings — published 2005
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Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.01 — 71 ratings — published 2008
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Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.16 — 860 ratings — published 2013
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Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.81 — 42 ratings — published 1999
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.09 — 13,775 ratings — published 2009
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The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.30 — 1,031 ratings — published 1949
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Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.71 — 133 ratings — published 2000
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.05 — 50,725 ratings — published 2001
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The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.74 — 409 ratings — published 1980
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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.22 — 18,978 ratings — published 2015
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The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.92 — 130 ratings — published 2006
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The Unending Frontier: An Environmental History of the Early Modern World The Unending Frontier: An Environmental History of the Early Modern World (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.08 — 36 ratings — published 2003
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Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003 Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003 (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.75 — 12 ratings — published 2009
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The Turning Points of Environmental History The Turning Points of Environmental History (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.50 — 2 ratings — published 2010
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Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800 Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800 (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 4.11 — 173 ratings — published 1983
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What is Environmental History? What is Environmental History? (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as environmental-history)
avg rating 3.69 — 48 ratings — published 2006
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“Environmental history is, among other things, a lengthy account of human beings over and over imagining their way into a serious pickle.”
Elliot West

“During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries a practical knowledge of the construction of small lakes was part of the equipment of most countrymen. Many of the holes they dug and dams they built still hold water and are now often regarded as 'natural.' They are of immeasurable value in the landscape.”
Elisabeth Beazley, Designed For Recreation: A Practical Handbook For All Concerned With Providing Leisure Facilities In The Countryside

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