Environment & Sustainability: Environmental History

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

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

    Communicating Environmental Patriotism

    A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement

    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

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

    Restoration and History

    The Search for a Usable Environmental Past

    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 Environment in American History: Nature and the Formation of the United States book cover

    The Environment in American History

    Nature and the Formation of the United States

    By Jeff Crane

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources – animals, plants, minerals, water, and land – has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human…

    Paperback – 2014-12-11
    Routledge

  • The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe: The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience book cover

    The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe

    The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience

    By Thomas C. Hoerber

    This book examines the development of a European environmental conscience through successive steps of European integration in energy policy. In the 1960s-70s, the world was slowly beginning to realise that environment degradation was not sustainable. With phenomena such as acid rain, it became…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Environmental Politics

  • Nature, Choice and Social Power book cover

    Nature, Choice and Social Power

    By Erica Schoenberger

    We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and ideological - structure the choices we have available. This book analyses how we make…

    Paperback – 2014-08-19
    Routledge

  • Thinking through Landscape book cover

    Thinking through Landscape

    By Augustin Berque

    Our attitude to nature has changed over time. This book explores the historical, literary and philosophical origins of the changes in our attitude to nature that allowed environmental catastrophes to happen.The book presents a philosophical reflection on human societies’ attitude to the environment…

    Paperback – 2014-08-08
    Routledge

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

    The Biosphere and the Bioregion

    Essential Writings of Peter Berg

    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

  • Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance book cover

    Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

    Edited by Jean-Frédéric Morin, Amandine Orsini

    Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a…

    Paperback – 2014-07-14
    Routledge

  • European Wood-pastures in Transition: A Social-ecological Approach book cover

    European Wood-pastures in Transition

    A Social-ecological Approach

    Edited by Tibor Hartel, Tobias Plieninger

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions.…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25
    Routledge

  • Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society: An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speeches book cover

    Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society

    An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speeches

    By Mike Hulme

    Mike Hulme has been studying climate change for over thirty years and is today one of the most distinctive and recognisable voices speaking internationally about climate change in the academy, in public and in the media. The argument that he has made powerfully over the last few years is that…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
    Routledge

  • Thinking through Landscape book cover

    Thinking through Landscape

    By Augustin Berque

    Our attitude to nature has changed over time. This book explores the historical, literary and philosophical origins of the changes in our attitude to nature that allowed environmental catastrophes to happen. It presents a philosophical reflection on human societies’ attitude to the environment,…

    Hardback – 2013-04-04
    Routledge

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