Environmental History Products

  • Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Trading Environments

    Frontiers, Commercial Knowledge and Environmental Transformation, 1750-1990

    Edited by Gordon M. Winder, Andreas Dix

    This volume examines dynamic interactions between the calculative and speculative practices of commerce and the fruitfulness, variability, materiality, liveliness and risks of nature. It does so in diverse environments caught up in new trading relationships forged on and through frontiers for…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 
    Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

  • Defining Sustainable Development for Our Common Future

    A History of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission)

    By Iris Borowy

    The UN World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, alerted the world to the urgency of making progress toward economic development that could be sustained without depleting natural resources or harming the environment. Written…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30

  • Consumer Product Innovation and Sustainable Design

    The Evolution and Impacts of Successful Products

    By Robin Roy

    Consumer Product Innovation and Sustainable Design follows the innovation and evolution of consumer products from vacuum cleaners to mobile phones from their original inventions to the present day. It discusses how environmental concerns and legislation have influenced their design and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02

  • Drinking Water: A Socio-economic Analysis of Historical and Societal Variation

    By Mark Harvey

    In this fascinating and challenging work, the author analyses the way water for drinking is produced, distributed, owned, acquired, and consumed in contrasting ways in different settings. From the taken-for-granted, all-purpose water, flowing out of taps in advanced economies to extreme…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06

  • Autonomous Nature

    Problems of Prediction and Control From Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution

    By Carolyn Merchant

    Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-17

  • Local Realities and Environmental Changes in the History of East Asia 

    Edited by Ts'ui-Jung Liu

    Environmental history has evolved into a well-established historical subfield which has broadened the horizons of historical research, beyond human affairs, to include the study of human interactions with natural and man-made environments. This broadened scope has attracted scholars from many…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Climate Action Upsurge

    The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics

    By Stuart Rosewarne, James Goodman, Rebecca Pearse

    In the late 2000s climate action became a defining feature of the international political agenda. Evidence of global warming and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions created a new sense of urgency and, despite consensus on the need for action, the growing failure of international climate policy…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • The Mining Law

    A Study in Perpetual Motion

    By John D. Leshy

    Originally published in 1987, John D. Leshy presents this scholarly study of the 1872 Mining Law as a legal treatise and history of mining in the West from the point of view of mineral exploration and production. This mining law governed the United States mining practice yet had never been changed.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-19
    Routledge Revivals

  • Agricultural Development in the Mekong Basin

    Goals, Priorities and Strategies

    By Resources for the Future

    Originally written for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Resources for the future published this report in 1971 believing it would be of interest to more general readers. Resources for the Future draws on its past experience of resource utilization, development and…

    Hardback – 2015-07-24
    Routledge Revivals

  • Issues in U.S International Forest Products Trade

    Proceedings of a Workshop

    Edited by Roger A. Sedjo

    After World War two, the United States became integrates into the world forest economy however the complexity of their trade agreements introduced several issues which needed to be addressed by world forestry policy. Originally published in 1981, this study delves into important issues related to…

    Hardback – 2015-07-24
    Routledge Revivals

  • Natural Resources in European History

    A Conference Report

    Edited by William N. Parker, Antoni Maczak

    Natural Resources in European History pulls together several papers from the Bellagio Conference on Natural Resources and Economic Development which took place in 1977. Originally published in 1978, this report focuses on papers exploring the history of natural resources in Continental Europe…

    Hardback – 2015-07-24
    Routledge Revivals

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