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Routledge Planetary Spaces Series: Inviting New Proposals

About the Series

This book series captures an emergent, expanding and important set of discussions on ‘planetary spaces’. It provides a home for cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge work that is attentive to the relations between planetary and extra planetary processes and human and more-than-human life.

We invite scholars from across the social sciences and humanities to publish their original and innovative work in a series that intends to be the ‘go to’ place for insights concerning planetary and extra-planetary spaces.

In a world of uncertainty, flux and transformation, the ‘planetary’ is becoming an ever-important framework for making sense of socio-cultural, economic, political and environmental change. As it becomes increasingly challenging to draw neat lines around economic crisis, environmental degradation, the reach of the urban, and geopolitical fall-out, the planetary provides a means of understanding the intersecting role of ‘worldly’, ‘earthly’ and ‘more-than-earthly’ matter and processes in relation to human and more-than-human life.

We are seeking proposals for research monographs, edited collections and where fitting, textbooks. We invite books based on rigorous empirical research and in-depth case studies, as well as novel and innovative theoretical developments on the theme. Possible topics include:

  • Socio-cultural, economic and/or political entanglements with earthly environments, from mountains, to deserts, to caves, to forests; non-earthly environments, from seas and oceans, to air, to outer space; and connections between these;
  • Spatial studies of the classic elements – earth, air, wind, fire – and human life;
  • Spatial studies of base elements and compounds – carbon, gold, hydrogen, etc. – and human life;
  • Planetary and extra-planetary urbanisms;
  • Planetary configurations of disaster resilience and relief;
  • Planetary politics and energy crises;
  • Earthly toxicities and contaminations;
  • Climate change and weather extremes;
  • Chemical and biological geographies;
  • Studies of microbial life – on earth and beyond.

3 Series Titles

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On the Logics of Planetary Computing Artificial Intelligence and Geography in the Alas Mertajati

On the Logics of Planetary Computing: Artificial Intelligence and Geography in the Alas Mertajati

1st Edition


By Marc Böhlen
November 15, 2024

A new breed of low Earth orbit satellites is making planetary-scale observation and analysis ubiquitous. This book explores how this condition feeds spatially explicit artificial intelligence, GeoAI, in redefining the study of landscapes, and how it impacts one particular land dispute in the Alas ...

Rivers of the Asian Highlands From Deep Time to the Climate Crisis

Rivers of the Asian Highlands: From Deep Time to the Climate Crisis

1st Edition


By Ruth Gamble, Gillian G. Tan, Hongzhang Xu, Sara Beavis, Petra Maurer, Jamie Pittock, John Powers, Robert J. Wasson
September 30, 2024

Rivers of the Asian Highlands introduces readers to the intersecting headwaters of Asia’s eight largest rivers, focusing on the upper reaches of two river systems: the Brahmaputra’s highland tributaries in the eastern Himalayan Mountains and the Dri Chu (upper Yangzi), which descends from the ...

Weather: Spaces, Mobilities and Affects

Weather: Spaces, Mobilities and Affects

1st Edition

Edited By Kaya Barry, Maria Borovnik, Tim Edensor
May 31, 2023

This book delves into the everyday spaces, diverse mobilities and affective potency of weather. It presents cutting-edge research into the multiplicity of weather phenomena and analyses the lived experiences of humans in conjunction with contemporary issues, notably climate change. The book ...

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