Environment & Sustainability: Environmental History

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge

  • Environmental History in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    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 – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Trading Environments: Frontiers, Commercial Knowledge and Environmental Transformation, 1750-1990 book cover

    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 – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    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) book cover

    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 – 2015-11-27
    Routledge

  • Consumer Product Innovation and Sustainable Design: The Evolution and Impacts of Successful Products book cover

    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
    Routledge

  • Autonomous Nature: Problems of Prediction and Control From Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution book cover

    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
    Routledge

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

    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
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Climate Action Upsurge: The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics book cover

    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
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • 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

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