Environment & Sustainability: Environmental History

  • 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 – 2018-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • 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 – 2018-09-05 
    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 – 2018-08-13 
    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. This book 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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08 
    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 – 2018-08-05 
    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 – 2018-06-30 
    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

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

    Animals Count

    How Population Size Matters in Animal-Human Relations

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research book cover

    Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

    Edited by Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford, L. Anders Sandberg

    This book examines the challenges and possibilities of conducting cultural environmental history research today. Disciplinary commitments certainly influence the questions scholars ask and the ways they seek out answers, but some methodological challenges go beyond the boundaries of any one…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01
    Routledge

  • Cycling: A sociology of velo-mobility book cover

    Cycling

    A sociology of velo-mobility

    By Peter Cox

    In order to understand the diversity of cycling practices, Velo-Mobilities considers the changing meanings, materials and competencies that contribute and interrelate to produce various forms of cycling. Individual chapters investigate the changing technologies and innovations, not only of the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • 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

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-30
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Pastoralism and Common Pool Resources: Rangeland co-management, property rights and access in Mongolia book cover

    Pastoralism and Common Pool Resources

    Rangeland co-management, property rights and access in Mongolia

    By Sandagsuren Undargaa

    The grazing of animals on common land and associated property rights were the original basis of the concept of "the tragedy of the commons". Drawing on the classic work of Elinor Ostrom and the readings of political ecology, this book questions the application of exclusive property rights to mobile…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

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