Paperbacks Direct: Environmental History

  • Climate Change Policy in Japan: From the 1980s to 2015 book cover

    Climate Change Policy in Japan

    From the 1980s to 2015, 1st Edition

    By Yasuko Kameyama

    Amidst growing environmental concerns worldwide, Japan is seen as particularly vulnerable to the effects of changing climate. This book considers Japan’s response to the climate change problem from the late 1980s up to the present day, assessing how the Japanese government’s policy-making…

    Paperback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

  • The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, conflict and identity book cover

    The Politics of Fresh Water

    Access, conflict and identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine M. Ashcraft, Tamar Mayer

    Water scarcity is not simply the result of what nature has to offer but always involves power relations and political decisions. This volume discusses the politics of the freshwater crisis, specifically how access to water is determined in different regions and historical periods, how conflict is…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Cultures of Prediction in Atmospheric and Climate Science: Epistemic and Cultural Shifts in Computer-based Modelling and Simulation book cover

    Cultures of Prediction in Atmospheric and Climate Science

    Epistemic and Cultural Shifts in Computer-based Modelling and Simulation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthias Heymann, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Martin Mahony

    In recent decades, science has experienced a revolutionary shift. The development and extensive application of computer modelling and simulation has transformed the knowledge‐making practices of scientific fields as diverse as astro‐physics, genetics, robotics and demography. This epistemic…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World: Theory and Practice book cover

    Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sara Miglietti, John Morgan

    Throughout the early modern period, scientific debate and governmental action became increasingly preoccupied with the environment, generating discussion across Europe and the wider world as to how to improve land and climate for human benefit. This discourse eventually promoted the reconsideration…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Perma/Culture:: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis book cover

    Perma/Culture:

    Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Molly Wallace, David Carruthers

    In the face of what seems like a concerted effort to destroy the only planet that can sustain us, critique is an important tool. It is in this vein that most scholars have approached environmental crisis. While there are numerous texts that chronicle contemporary issues in environmental ills, there…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • The Nature State: Rethinking the History of Conservation book cover

    The Nature State

    Rethinking the History of Conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Matthew Kelly, Claudia Leal, Emily Wakild

    This volume brings together case studies from around the globe (including China, Latin America, the Philippines, Namibia, India and Europe) to explore the history of nature conservation in the twentieth century. It seeks to highlight the state, a central actor in these efforts, which is often taken…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Species and Machines: The Human Subjugation of Nature book cover

    Species and Machines

    The Human Subjugation of Nature, 1st Edition

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book offers a re-examination of the relationship between humans and nature with a new methodology: by examining our entanglement with machines. Using central ideas of critical theory, it uncovers the suppression of nature through technology, tools and engines. It focuses on the ways in which…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • A Green History of the Welfare State book cover

    A Green History of the Welfare State

    1st Edition

    By Tony Fitzpatrick

    Environmental problems – particularly climate change – have become increasingly important to governments and social researchers in recent decades. Debates about their implications for social policies and welfare reforms are now moving towards centre stage. What has been missing from such debates is…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge

  • Energy Policy in China book cover

    Energy Policy in China

    1st Edition

    By Chi-Jen Yang

    Energy policy has always been an important part of China’s national policy agenda. Although the overall Chinese economy has become largely market-driven, its energy sectors are still subject to varying degrees of government control. Authoritarian governance allows China to move very quickly in some…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Learning from History book cover

    Natural Resources and Economic Growth

    Learning from History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc Badia-Miró, Vicente Pinilla, Henry Willebald

    The relationship between natural capital and economic growth is an open debate in the   field of economic development. Is an abundance of natural resources a blessing or a curse for economic performance? The field of Economic History offers an excellent vantage to explore the relevance of…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Humanities for the Environment: Integrating knowledge, forging new constellations of practice book cover

    Humanities for the Environment

    Integrating knowledge, forging new constellations of practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joni Adamson, Michael Davis

    Humanities for the Environment, or HfE, is an ambitious project that from 2013-2015 was funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project networked universities and researchers internationally through a system of 'observatories'. This book collects the work of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Brazil in the Anthropocene: Conflicts between predatory development and environmental policies book cover

    Brazil in the Anthropocene

    Conflicts between predatory development and environmental policies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Liz-Rejane Issberner, Philippe Léna

    Brazil is considered one of the world’s most important environmental powers. With a continental territory containing almost 70 per cent of the Amazon rainforest, along with a rich biodiversity and huge amount of natural resources, its geopolitical role in environmental decisions is crucial to…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

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