John McNeill

John McNeill
University Professor
 
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University Professor


J.R. McNeill studied at Swarthmore College and Duke University, where he completed a Ph.D. in 1981. Since 1985 he has taught at Georgetown University, in the History Department and School of Foreign Service, where he held the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environmental and International Affairs before becoming University Professor in 2006. He has held two Fulbright awards, a Guggenheim fellowship, a MacArthur grant, a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and a visiting appointment at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

His latest books are Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-century World (2000), co-winner of the World History Association book prize, the Forest History Society book prize, and runner-up for the BP Natural World book prize, listed by the London Times among the best science books ever written (despite being a history book and not a science book) and translated into 9 languages; The Human Web: A Bird’s-eye View of World History (2003), co-authored with his father William McNeill and translated into 7 languages; and Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 (2010), which won the Beveridge Prize from the American Historical Association, a PROSE award from the Association of American Publishers, and was listed by the Wall Street Journal among the best books in early American history. In 2010 he was awarded the Toynbee Prize for ‘academic and public contributions to humanity.’ In 2012-15 he served as a Vice-President of the American Historical Association and in 2011-13 as President of the American Society for Environmental History.


Areas of Expertise: environmental history, world history, international history, Mediterranean world, Caribbean

  • Ph.D. (1981) Duke University
  • M.A. (1977) Duke University
  • B.A. (1975) Swarthmore College

Publications

Books

John McNeill. Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1640-1914. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

John McNeill, W.H. McNeill. The Human Web: A Bird’s-eye View of World History. New York: Norton, 2003.

John McNeill. Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-Century World. New York: Norton, 2000.

John McNeill. The Mountains of the Mediterranean World: An Environmental History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

John McNeill. The Atlantic Empires of France and Spain: Louisbourg and Havana, 1700-1763. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1985.

Articles in Journals

J.R. McNeill. "“Envisioning an Ecological Atlantic, 1500-1850,” ." Nova Acta Leopoldina 114 (2013): 21-33.

J.R. McNeill. "Radkau on the Americas." Social Science History 37 (2013): 393-407.

J.R. McNeill. "Perils of Global Environmental History." World History Bulletin 29.2 (2013): 15-17.

J.R. McNeill. "L’empire des fièvres." Les grand dossiers des sciences humaines (2013): 54-57.

J.R. McNeill. "“The State of the Field of Environmental History,” ." Quanqiushi pinglun 4 (2012): 3-49.

J.R. McNeill. "“A Brief History of the Atmosphere,”." The Geographer (2011): 6-7.

J.R. McNeill. "Henry Ford, Greg Grandin, and the Ideology of Rural Virtue." Il mestiero di storico 2 (2011): 14-18.

J.R. McNeill. "Homogeneity, Heterogeneity, Pigs, and Pandas in World History." Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 2.1 (2011): 106-20.

J.R. McNeill. "The Anthropocene: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 369.1938 (2011): 842-67.

J.R. McNeill. "The State of the Field of Environmental History." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 35 (2010): 345-74.

J.R. McNeill. "La fin du monde: est-elle vraiment pour demain?." La revue internationale des libres et des idées 16.mars (2010): 42-49.

J.R. McNeill, Donald Worster, Piero Bevilacqua, Guillermo Castro, R. Chakrabarti, K. du Pisani. "What Is Global Environmental History." Global Environment 2 (2009): 228-249.

J.R. McNeill. "Environmental History in the Americas: Two Great Invasions." Nova Acta Leopoldina 98 (2009): 185-200.

J.R. McNeill, Will Steffen, Paul Crutzen. "TheThree Stages of the Anthropocene." Island GeoScience 5.1 (2008): 2-5.

J.R. McNeill. "Impatto ambientale: I primi 100mila anni." Oxygen 2 (2008): 16-27.

J.R. McNeill. "Carpintero on Spanish Economic History." Global Environment 1 (2008): 216-223.

J.R. McNeill. "Nengyuan diguo: huashi ruanliao yu 1580 nian yilai de diyuan zhengzhi." Xueshu yanjiu [Academic Research] 6 (2008): 108-114.

J.R. McNeill. "World Environmental History: The First 100,000 Years." Historically Speaking 8.July (2007): 6-8.

J.R. McNeill. "Il riscaldamento globale, Al Gore, e la veritá." Passato e Presente 72 (2007): 119-26.

J.R. McNeill, Will Steffen, Paul Crutzen. "The Anthropocene: Are Humans Now Overwhelming the Great Forces of Nature." Ambio 36.8 (2007): 614-21.

J.R. McNeill. "Population and the Natural Environment: Trends Challenges." Population and Development Review 32.suppl (2006): 183-202.

John McNeill. "Modern Global Environmental History." IHDP Update (2005): 1-3.

John McNeill. "Diamond in the Rough: Is There a Genuine Environmental Threat to Security? A Review Essay." International Security 30.1 (2005): 178-95.

John McNeill. "“Drunks, Lampposts, and Environmental History,” ." Environmental History 10 (2005): 64-66.

John McNeill. "Naturaleza y cultura de la historia ambiental." Nomadas 22 (2005): 12-25.

John McNeill. "“A Historical Introduction to Global Environmental Change: The Role of Ideas since 1900 ." Cairo Papers in Social Science 26.1 (2005): 7-20.

John McNeill. "Woods and Warfare in World History." Environmental History 9.3 (2004): 388-410.

John McNeill and Verena Winiwarter. "Breaking the Sod: Humankind, History and Soil." Science 304 (2004): 1627-29.

John McNeill. "Yellow Jack and Geopolitics: Environment, Epidemics, and the Struggles for Empire in the American Tropics, 1650-1825." OAH Magazine of History 18.3 (2004): 9-13.

John McNeill. "Theses on Radkau." Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 33 (2003): 45-52.

John McNeill. "Observations on the Nature and Culture of Environmental History." History and Theory 42.4 (2003): 5-43.

John McNeill. "Global History, World History, Big History." Erwagen, Wissen, Ethik 14 (2003): 104-106.

John McNeill. "Historical Perspectives on Global Ecology." World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution 59 (2003): 263-274.

John McNeill. "Environmental History Suggests a Path to Sustainability." Renewable Resources Journal 21.1 (2003): 11-15.

John McNeill. "Europe’s Role in the Global History of Biological Exchange." Landscape Research 28 (2003): 33-39.

John McNeill. "El sistema internacional y el cambio medioambientale en al siglo XX." Ayer (Madrid) 46 (2002): 19-42.

John McNeill. "Consecuencias ambientales de las actividades militares de estados unidos desde 1789." Ecologia Politica (Barcelona) 23 (2002): 49-65.

John McNeill. "Earth, Wind, Water and Fire: Resource Exploitation in the Twentieth Century." Global Dialogue 4.1 (2002): 11-19.

John McNeill. "Yellow Fever and Geopolitics: Environment, Epidemics, and the Struggles for Empire in the American Tropics, 1650-1900." History Now: Te Pae Tawhito O Te Wa 8.2 (2002): 10-16.

John McNeill. "The World According to Jared Diamond." The History Teacher 34 (2001): 165-174.

John McNeill. "Playing Dice With the Planet." Financial Times (2000).

John McNeill. "Ideas Matter: A Political History of the Twentieth-Century Environment." Current History 99 (2000): 371-382.

John McNeill. "Ecologia, Epidemias e Imperios: Mudancas no Ambiente e a Geopolitica da America Tropical, 1600-1825." Regiao Autonoma da Madeira, Historia e Meio-Ambiente o Impacto da Expansao Europeia (1999).

John McNeill. "Epidemics, Environment and Empire: Yellow Fever and Geopolitics in the American Tropics, 1650-1825." Environment and History 5 (1999): 175-184.

John McNeill. "Enlightenment Ideology and Spanish Ecology (1750-1900)." Human Dimensions Quarterly 1.3 (1995): 10-12.

John McNeill. "Of Rats and Men: A Synoptic Environmental History of the Island Pacific." Journal of World History 5 (1994): 299-349.

John McNeill. "Kif in the Rif: An Historical and Ecological Perspective on Marijuana, Markets, and Manure in Northern Morocco." Mountain Research and Development 12.4 (1992): 389-392.

John McNeill. "The Earth As Transformed by Human Action: A Review Essay." Environment 34 (1992): 25-29.

John McNeill. "Deforestation and Peasant Exodus in the Epirot Pindus." Scientific Annals of the University of Thesssaloniki Department of Forestry and Natural Environment LB.20 (1989): 489-495.

John McNeill. "Agriculture, Forests, and Ecological History: Brazil, 1500-1983." Environmental Review 10 (1986): 122-133.

John McNeill. "Yellow Fever in Havana in the Early Nineteenth Century." Journal of the Florida Medical Association 71 (1984): 456-462.

John McNeill. "Climbing Kilimanjaro." Swarthmore Alumni Bulletin 3 (1977).

Articles in Books

J.R. McNeill and Peter Engelke. "Into the Anthropocene: People and Their Planet." Global Interdependence: The World after 1945. Ed. Akira Iriye. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014: 365-533

J.R. McNeill. "“Problèmes et perspectives de l’histoire globale de l’environnement depuis 1990.”." Le tournant global des sciences sociales. Ed. Alain Caillé and Stéphane Dufoix. Paris: La Découverte, 2013: 77-100

J.R. McNeill. "“Une Histoire environnementale du monde dans l’ère des énergies fossiles (1800-2012).” ." Une Protection de l’environnment à la française?. Ed. Charles-François Mathis and Jean-François Mouhot. Paris: Champ Vallon, 2013: 26-42

J.R. McNeill. "“International Systems and Their Discontents.” ." Nation-States and the Global Environment . Ed. Erika Marie Bsumek, David Kinkela, and Mark A. Lawrence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013: 275-87

J.R. McNeill. "En Route to World Environmental History." Architects of World History. Ed. K. Curtis. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013: 30-55

J.R. McNeill. "“The Eccentricity of the Middle East and North Africa’s Environmental History.”." Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa . Ed. Alan Mikhail. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012: 27-50

J.R. McNeill. "“Future Research Needs in Environmental History.” ." The Future of Environmental History . Ed. Kim Coulter and Christoph Mauch. Munich: Carson Center, 2011: 13-15

J.R. McNeill and George Vrtis. "“Thrift and Waste in American History: An Ecological View.” ." Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present. Ed. Joshua Yates and James Davison Hunter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011: 508-35

J.R. McNeill. "Environmental History." A Concise Companion to History. Ed. Ulinka Rublack. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011: 299-315

J.R. McNeill. "Biological Exchanges in World History." The Oxford Handbook of World History. Ed. J. Bentley. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011: 325-42

J.R. McNeill. "The Ecological Atlantic." The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World, c. 1450-c.1850 . Ed. P. Morgan and N. Canny. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011: 289-304

J.R. McNeill and George Vrtis. "Thrift and Waste in American History: An Ecological View." Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present . Ed. J. Yates and J.D. Hunter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011: 508-35

J.R. McNeill. "Plithismos kai perivallon sti Voreia Pindo, apo to 18o eos ton 20o aiona.” [Population and Environment in the Northern Pindos, 18th to 20th centuries." Perivallontiki istoria: meletes yia tin archaia kai ti synchroni Elladha [Environmental History: Studies from Ancient and Modern Greece]. Ed. Chloe Vassilopoulou and Georgia Liarakou. Athens: Elliniki Grammata, 2010: 95-126

J.R. McNeill. "The Historiography of Environmental History." The Oxford History of Historical Writing. Ed. D. Woolf. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010: vol 5., 159-76

J.R. McNeill. "The Environment, Environmentalism, and International Society in the Long 1970s." The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective. Ed. Niall Ferguson, Charles Maier, Erez Manela, and Daniel Sargent. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010: 263-78

J.R. McNeill. "The Biosphere and the Cold War." The Cambridge History of the Cold War. Ed. Melvyn Leffler and Arne Westad. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010: vol.3, 422-44

J.R. McNeill. "The First Hundred Thousand Years." Turning Points of Environmental History. Ed. Frank Uekotter. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010: 13-28

J.R. McNeill. "“Sustainable Survival"." Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability and the Aftermath of Empire. Ed. Norman Yoffee and Patricia McAnany. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009: 355-66

J.R. McNeill, David Painter. "The Global Environmental Footprint of the U.S. Military, 1789-2003." War and the Environment. Ed. Charles Closmann. College Station, TX: Texas A & M Press, 2009: 10-31

J.R. McNeill. "The International System, Great Powers, and Environmental Change since 1900." Facing Global Environmental Change: Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts . Ed. Hans-Gunter Brauch. Dordrecht: Springer Verlag, 2009: 42-52

J.R. McNeill. "Introduction: Environmental and Economic Management." Colonial Crucible : Empire in the Making of the Modern American State . Ed. Alfred McCoy and Francisco Scarano. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009: 475-478

J.R. McNeill. "Can History Help with Global Warming?." Climatic cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Climate Change . Ed. Kurt Campbell. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008: 26-48

J.R. McNeill. "Global Environmental History in the Age of Fossil Fuels (1800-2007)." The Environmental Histories of Europe and Japan. Ed. K. Mizoguchi. Kobe: Nagoya University Press, 2008: 1-11

J.R. McNeill. "O prirode i kulture ekologicheskoi istorii." Sovremennye napravleniya v istoricheskoi nauke . Ed. Yulia Laius. St. Petersburg: Aleteiya, 2008: 23-83

J.R. McNeill. "El vómito negro y la geopolítica: El medio ambiente, las epidemias, y las batallas por el imperio en los trópicos americanos." Naturaleza en declive . Ed. Reinaldo Funes Monzote. Valencia (Spain): Biblioteca Historia Social, 2008: 99-124

J.R. McNeill. "Gigantic Follies? Human Exploration and the Space Age in Long-term Historical Perspective." Remembering the Space Age. Ed. Steven J. Dick. Washington DC: NASA Publications, 2008: 3-16

J.R. McNeill. "Global Environmental History since 1900." Storia e ambiente. Ed. Angelo Varni. Bologna: Bolonia University Press, 2007: 17-26

J.R. McNeill. "Constraints On War." Major Problems in Atlantic History. Ed. Alison Games and Adam Rothman. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007: 315-21

J.R. McNeill. "Revolutionary Mosquitoes of the Atlantic World: Malaria and Independence." Natures Past: The Enviropnment and Human History. Ed. Paolo Squatriti. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007: 145-71

J.R. McNeill. "Yellow Jack and Geopolitics, 1640-1830." Rethinking Environmental History. Ed. Alf Hornborg, J.R. McNeill, Joan Martinez-Alier. Lanham MD: AltaMira Press, 2007: 199-220

J.R. McNeill. "The Green Revolution." Environmental Issues in India. Ed. Mahesh Rangarajan. New Delhi: Pearson-Longman, 2007: 184-94

J.R. McNeill. "Yellow Fever, Empire and Revolution: The Political Impacts of Infectious Disease in the Caribbean Region, 1640-1900." When Disease Makes History . Ed. Pekka Hämäläinen . Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 2006: 81-101

J.R. McNeill. "Sostenibilidad ambiental y políticas de Estado: una visión histórica." Las políticas de la Tierra . Ed. Alfonso Guerra. Madrid: Editorial Sistema, 2006: 175-84

J.R. McNeill and Verena Winiwarter. "Soils, Soil Knowledge and Environmental History." Soils and Societies: Perspectives from Environmental History. Ed. J.R. McNeill and Verena Winiwarter. Isle of Harris: White Horse Press, 2006: 1-6

J.R. McNeill. "Historical Perspectives on Global Ecology." Global Survival: The Challenge and Its Implications. Ed. E. Lazlo and P. Seidel. New York: Select Books, 2006: 189-206

J.R. McNeill. "Yellow Jack and Geopolitics: Environment, Epidemics, and the Struggle for Empire in the American Tropics, 1640-1900." City, Country, Empire: Landscapes in Environmental History. Ed. J. Diefendorf and K. Dorsey. Pittsburgh: University Pittsburgh Press, 2005: 193-206

John McNeill. "The Great Powers and the Global Environment in the Twentieth Century,”." Allies As Rivals: The U.S., Europe, and Japan in a Changing World System . Ed. Faruk Tabak. Boulder and London: Paradigm Publishers, 2005: 187-206

John McNeill. "Foreword." The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consuquences of 1492. Ed. Alfred Crosby. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.

John McNeill. "Resource Exploitation and Over-exploitation: A Look at the Twentieth Century." Exploitation and Overexploitation in Societies Past and Present. Ed. Brigitta Benzing and Bernd Hermann. Munster: International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences and Lit Verlag, 2003: 51-62

John McNeill. "Environmental Change and Security." Grave New World: Security Challenges in the 21st Century. Ed. Michael Brown. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2003: 178-197

John McNeill. "Environment and History in South America and South Africa." South Africa’s Environmental History: Cases and Comparisons. Ed. S. Dovers, R. Edgecombe, Bill Guest. Athens, OH and Cape Town: Ohio Univ. Press and David Philip, 2002: 240-249

John McNeill. "The Global Environment in the American Century." The American Century? In Retrospect and Prospect. Ed. Roberto Rabel. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002: 41-56

John McNeill. "Introduction." Environmental History in the Pacific World. Ed. John McNeill. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001: xiii-xxix

John McNeill. "Biological Exchange and Biological Invasion in World History." Making Sense of Global History. Ed. Solvi Sogner. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2001: 106-119

John McNeill. "Tragedies of Privatization: Land, Liberty, and Environmental Change in Spain and Italy, 1800-1910." Land, Property, and the Environment. Ed. J.F. Richards. Oakland: Institute for Contemporary Studies, 2001: 222-234

John McNeill. "Ecology and Strategy in the Mediterranean: Points of Intersection." Naval Strategy and Policy in the Mediterranean: Past, Present, and Future. Ed. John B. Hattendorf. London: Frank Cass, 2000: 374-391

John McNeill. "Islands in the Rim: Ecology and History In and Around the Pacific." Pacific Centuries: Pacific and Pacific Rim History since the Sixteenth Century. Ed. D.O. Flynn, Lionel Frost, and A.J.H. Latham. London: Routledge, 1999: 70-84

John McNeill. "Chinese Environmental History in World Perspective." Sediments of Time: Environment and Society in Chinese History. Ed. Mark Elvin, Ts’ui-jung Liu. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998: 31-52

John McNeill. "From Magellan to MITI: Pacific Rim Economies and Pacific Island Ecologies since 1521." Studies in the Economic History of the Pacific Rim. Ed. Sally Miller, A.J.H. Latham, Dennis O. Flynn. London: Routledge, 1998: 72-93

John McNeill. "Pacific Ecology and British Imperialism,1770-1970." European Impact and Pacific Influence: British and German Colonial Policy in the Pacific Islands and Indigenous Response. Ed. Hermann Hiery, John MacKenzie. London: I.B. Tauris and the German Historical Institute, 1997: 123-138

John McNeill. "American Ports and Imperial Trade." The Atlantic Staple. II. The Economics of Trade. Ed. Susan Socolow. Aldershot: Variorum, 1996: 665-696

John McNeill. "The Reserve Army of the Unmarried in World Economic History: Flexible Fertility Regimes and the Wealth of Nations." Rich Nations, Poor Nations: The Long-Run Perspective. Ed. Derek Aldcroft and Ross Catterall. London: Edgar Elgar, 1996: 23-38

John McNeill. "Navy, France." Colonial Wars of North America, 1512-1763: An Encyclopedia. Ed. A. Gallay. New York: Garland, 1996: 475-477

John McNeill. "Navy, Spain (1700-1763)." Colonial Wars of North America, 1512-1763. Ed. A. Gallay. New York: Garland, 1996: 389-391

John McNeill. "Louisbourg." Colonial Wars of North America, 1512-1763: An Encyclopedia. Ed. A. Gallay. New York: Garland , 1996: 389-391

John McNeill. "Chinese Environmental History in World Perspective." Sediments of Time: Environment and Society in Chinese History. Ed. Mark Elvin, Liu Ts’ui-jung. Taipei: Academia Sinica Institute of Economics, 1995: 39-66

John McNeill. "Atlantic Empires of France and Spain: Louisbourg and Havana." The Invention of Canada: Readings in Pre-Confederation History. Ed. Chad Gaffield. Toronto: Copp Clark Longman, 1994: 159-200

John McNeill. "Toward a Typology and Regionalization of Land Cover and Land Use Change: Report of Working Group B." Changes in Land Use and Land Cover: A Global Perspective. Ed. B.L. Turner, W. Meyer. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994: 55-71

John McNeill. "Environmentalism." Encyclopedia of Social History. Ed. Peter Stearns. New York: Garland, 1994.

John McNeill. "The End of the Atlantic World, 1770-1888." Atlantic American Societies from Columbus to Abolition. Ed. Alan Karras, J.R. McNeill. London: Routledge, 1992: 245-268

John McNeill. "Future History. Round I: High Climatic Change (Europe)." The Challenge of Sustainable Development in a Greenhouse World: Some Visions of the Future. Ed. Jill Jager. Stockholm: Stockholm Environmental Institute, 1991: 27-29

John McNeill. "Future History. Round II: Low Climatic Change." The Challenge of Sustainable Development in a Greenhouse World: Some Visions of the Future. Ed. Jill Jager. Stockholm: Stockholm Environmental Institute, 1991: 46-62

John McNeill. "Deforestation in the Araucaria Zone of Southern Brazil, 1900-1983." World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century. Ed. J.F. Richards, R.P. Tucker. Durham: Duke University Press, 1988: 15-32

John McNeill. "Twentieth-Century Latin America." Unbound But Still Unfree. Ed. Stephen Fortune. Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, 1987: 201-216

John McNeill. "The Ecological Basis of Warfare in the Caribbean, 1700-1804." Adapting to Conditions: War and Society in the Eighteenth Century. Ed. M. Ultee. University: University of Alabama Press, 1986: 26-42

Edited Books

J.R. McNeill and Alan Roe, ed. Global Environmental History: An Introductory Reader . London: Routledge, 2012.

J.R. McNeill and Erin Mauldin Stewart, ed. A Companion to Global Environmental History. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

J.R. McNeill and Corinna Unger, ed. Environmental Histories of the Cold War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

J.R. McNeill, Jose Augusto Padua, Mahesh Rangarajan, ed. Environmental History As If Nature Existed. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Alf Hornborg, J.R. McNeill, Joan Martinez-Alier, ed. Rethinking Environmental History: World-System History and Global Environmental Change. Lanham MD: AltaMira Press, 2007.

John McNeill and Verena Winiwarter, ed. Soils and Societies: Perspectives from Environmental History. Isle of Harris: White Horse Press, 2006.

John McNeill, Jerry Bentley, David Christian, William McNeill, Heidi Roupp, Judith Zinsser, ed. Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2005.

Sheperd Krech, J.R. McNeill, Carolyn Merchant, ed. Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, 3 vols.. New York: Routledge, 2003.

John McNeill, ed. Environmental History in the Pacific World. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.

John McNeill, Alan Karras, ed. Atlantic American Societies from Columbus to Abolition. London: Routledge, 1992.