E-books: Environmental History

  • The Commons in a Glocal World: Global Connections and Local Responses book cover

    The Commons in a Glocal World

    Global Connections and Local Responses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tobias Haller, Thomas Breu, Tine De Moor, Christian Rohr, Heinzpeter Znoj

    This volume focuses on how, in Europe, the debate on the commons is discussed in regard to historical and contemporary dimensions, critically referencing the work of Elinor Ostrom. It also explores from the perspective of new institutional political ecology (NIPE) how Europe directly and indirectly…

    eBook – 2019-04-30
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Gardens and Human Agency in the Anthropocene book cover

    Gardens and Human Agency in the Anthropocene

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Paula Diogo, Ana Duarte Rodrigues, Ana Simões, Davide Scarso

    This volume discusses gardens as designed landscapes of mediation between nature and culture, embodying different levels of human control over wilderness, defining specific rules for this confrontation and staging different forms of human dominance. The contributing authors focus on ways of…

    eBook – 2019-04-26
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Poetics of the Earth: Natural History and Human History book cover

    Poetics of the Earth

    Natural History and Human History, 1st Edition

    By Augustin Berque

    Poetics of the Earth is a work of environmental philosophy, based on a synthesis of eastern and western thought on natural and human history. It draws on recent biological research to show how the processes of evolution and history both function according to the same principles. Augustin Berque…

    eBook – 2019-04-25
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Cycling: A Sociology of Vélomobility book cover


    A Sociology of Vélomobility, 1st Edition

    By Peter Cox

    Cycling: A Sociology of Vélomobility explores cycling as a sociological phenomenon. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, it considers the interaction of materials, competencies and meanings that comprise a variety of cycling practices. What might appear at first to be self-evident…

    eBook – 2019-03-15
    Changing Mobilities

  • A Cultural History of Famine: Food Security and the Environment in India and Britain book cover

    A Cultural History of Famine

    Food Security and the Environment in India and Britain, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ayesha Mukherjee

    The term "food security" does not immediately signal research done in humanities disciplines. It refers to a complex, contested issue, whose currency and significance are hardly debatable given present concerns about environmental change, resource management, and sustainability. The subject is…

    eBook – 2019-01-15
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • The Aesthetics of the Undersea book cover

    The Aesthetics of the Undersea

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret Cohen, Killian Quigley

    Among global environments, the undersea is unique in the challenges it poses – and the opportunities it affords – for sensation, perception, inquiry, and fantasy. The Aesthetics of the Undersea draws case studies in such potencies from the subaqueous imaginings of Western culture, and from the…

    eBook – 2018-12-20
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • The Question of Limits: A Historical Perspective on the Environmental Crisis book cover

    The Question of Limits

    A Historical Perspective on the Environmental Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Christian Marouby

    We have forgotten how to think about limits. Most philosophical approaches to the environment have focused primarily on the value of the natural world, the status of anthropocentrism and the Anthropocene, and the largely ethical questions of our impact on the world. While fully acknowledging these…

    eBook – 2018-11-09
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Environmentalism under Authoritarian Regimes: Myth, Propaganda, Reality book cover

    Environmentalism under Authoritarian Regimes

    Myth, Propaganda, Reality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Brain, Viktor Pál

    Since the early 2000s, authoritarianism has risen as an increasingly powerful global phenomenon. This shift has not only social and political implications, but also environmental implications: authoritarian leaders seek to recast the relationship between society and the government in every aspect…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships book cover

    Water, Creativity and Meaning

    Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships, 1st Edition

    Edited by Liz Roberts, Katherine Phillips

    At a time of great turmoil and crisis, environmentally, socially and politically, water has emerged as a topic of huge global concern. Moreover, many argue that what is needed in order to change our relationship with the environment is a cultural paradigm shift. To this end, this volume…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Animals Count: How Population Size Matters in Animal-Human Relations book cover

    Animals Count

    How Population Size Matters in Animal-Human Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nancy Cushing, Jodi Frawley

    Whether their populations are perceived as too large, just right, too small or non-existent, animal numbers matter to the humans with whom they share environments. Animals in the right numbers are accepted and even welcomed, but when they are seen to deviate from the human-declared set point, they…

    eBook – 2018-06-13
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Landscape Change and Resource Utilization in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History book cover

    Landscape Change and Resource Utilization in East Asia

    Perspectives from Environmental History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ts'ui-jung Liu, Andrea Janku, David Pietz

    Covering the ancient period through to the 21st century, this book examines how landscapes have changed across East Asia over time. Featuring examples of a variety of landscapes, from the riverine and agricultural to the urban and aesthetic, this books thus presents a comprehensive review of East…

    eBook – 2018-05-15
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Conserving Europe's Wildlife: Law and Policy of the Natura 2000 Network of Protected Areas book cover

    Conserving Europe's Wildlife

    Law and Policy of the Natura 2000 Network of Protected Areas, 1st Edition

    By Andrew L.R. Jackson

    The Natura 2000 network of protected areas is the centrepiece of European Union nature policy, currently covering almost one-fifth of the EU’s entire land territory plus large marine areas. This vast EU-wide network, which aims to conserve Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and…

    eBook – 2018-03-28
    Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

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