History: Environmental History

  • A History of Technology and Environment: From stone tools to ecological crisis book cover

    A History of Technology and Environment

    From stone tools to ecological crisis, 1st Edition

    By Edward L. Golding

    This book provides an accessible overview of the ways that key areas of technology have impacted global ecosystems and natural communities. It offers a new way of thinking about the overall origins of environmental problems. Combining approaches drawn from environmental biology and the history of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge

  • Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors book cover

    Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation

    Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors, 1st Edition

    By Spencer Barrett Meredith, III

    Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • Europe's Green Revolution and Others Since: The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding book cover

    Europe's Green Revolution and Others Since

    The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Harwood

    How best to foster agricultural development in the Third World has long been a subject of debate and from a European perspective the persistent failure to design peasant-friendly technology is puzzling. From the late 19th century, for example, various western European countries also underwent ‘…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: An Historical Ecology book cover

    Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    An Historical Ecology, 1st Edition

    By Gufu Oba

    In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches book cover

    Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities

    Postcolonial Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Jill Didur, Anthony Carrigan

    This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to the representation of environmental issues. Essays in this path-breaking…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Industrial Turn in World History book cover

    The Industrial Turn in World History

    1st Edition

    By Peter Stearns

    In The Industrial Turn in World History, Peter N. Stearns presents a concise yet far reaching overview of the worldwide shift from agricultural societies to industrial societies over the past two centuries. Putting the implications for individuals and societies in global context while…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge
    Themes in World History

  • Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change book cover

    Curating the Future

    Museums, Communities and Climate Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin, Kirsten Wehner

    Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change explores the way museums tackle the broad global issue of climate change. It explores the power of real objects and collections to stir hearts and minds, to engage communities affected by change. Museums work through exhibitions, events,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Communicating Environmental Patriotism: A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement book cover

    Communicating Environmental Patriotism

    A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement, 1st Edition

    By Anne Marie Todd

    Environmental patriotism, the belief that the national environment defines a country’s greatness, is a significant strand in twentieth century American environmentalism. This book is the first to explore the history of environmental patriotism in America through the intriguing stories of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis: Rethinking modernity in a new epoch book cover

    The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis

    Rethinking modernity in a new epoch, 1st Edition

    Edited by Clive Hamilton, François Gemenne, Christophe Bonneuil

    The Anthropocene, in which humankind has become a geological force, is a major scientific proposal; but it also means that the conceptions of the natural and social worlds on which sociology, political science, history, law, economics and philosophy rest are called into question. The Anthropocene…

    Paperback – 2015-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Restoration and History: The Search for a Usable Environmental Past book cover

    Restoration and History

    The Search for a Usable Environmental Past, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcus Hall

    Once a forest has been destroyed, should one plant a new forest to emulate the old, or else plant designer forests to satisfy our immediate needs? Should we aim to re-create forests, or simply create them? How does the past shed light on our environmental efforts, and how does the present influence…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge

  • The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg book cover

    The Biosphere and the Bioregion

    Essential Writings of Peter Berg, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cheryll Glotfelty, Eve Quesnel

    Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept of bioregionalism, Peter Berg (1937-2011) is a founding figure of contemporary…

    Paperback – 2014-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Theology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics: From Creatio Ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius book cover

    Theology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics

    From Creatio Ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius, 1st Edition

    By Whitney Bauman

    Winner of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, 2009 This book argues that the Christian doctrine of creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing) sets up a support system for a "logic of domination" toward human and earth others. Conceptually inspired by the work of theologian Catherine…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

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