Environment & Sustainability: Environmental History

  • 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

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-12-14 
    Routledge
    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

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Quest for the Unity of Knowledge book cover

    Quest for the Unity of Knowledge

    By David Lowenthal

    Is unity of knowledge possible? Is it desirable? Two rival visions clash. One seeks a single way of explaining everything known and knowable about ourselves and the universe. The other champions diverse modes of understanding served by disparate kinds of evidence. Contrary views pit science against…

    Paperback – 2018-11-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • The Aesthetics of the Undersea book cover

    The Aesthetics of the Undersea

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

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

    Environmentalism under Authoritarian Regimes

    Myth, Propaganda, Reality

    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 environmental implications too: authoritarian leaders seek to recast the relationship between society and the government in every aspect of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • A Green History of the Welfare State book cover

    A Green History of the Welfare State

    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 – 2018-11-02 
    Routledge

  • After the Death of Nature: Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations book cover

    After the Death of Nature

    Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations

    Edited by Kenneth Worthy, Elizabeth Allison, Whitney A. Bauman

    Carolyn Merchant’s foundational 1980 book The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution established her as a pioneering researcher of human-nature relations. Her subsequent groundbreaking writing in a dozen books and over one hundred peer-reviewed articles have only fortified…

    Paperback – 2018-09-17 
    Routledge

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

    Water, Creativity and Meaning

    Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Climate Change Discourse in Russia: Past and Present book cover

    Climate Change Discourse in Russia

    Past and Present

    Edited by Marianna Poberezhskaya, Teresa Ashe

    This book explores the development of climate change discourses in Russia. It contributes to the study of climate change as a cultural idea by developing the extensive Anglophone literature on environmental science, politics and policy pertaining to climate change in the West to consider how…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

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

    Natural Resources and Economic Growth

    Learning from History

    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

    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

    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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