• Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2015

      Anne Frank's Tree

      Nature’s Confrontation with Technology, Domination, and the Holocaust

      by Eric Katz

      In this important and original interdisciplinary work, well-known environmental philosopher Eric Katz explores technology’s role in dominating both nature and humanity. He argues that technology dominates, and hence destroys, the natural world; i

    • General & world history
      February 2015

      A Fairytale in Question

      Historical Interactions between Humans and Wolves

      by Patrick Masius and Jana Sprenger (eds)

      International in range and chronological in organisation, this volume aims to grasp the maincurrents of thought about interactions with the wolf in modern history. It focuses on perceptions, interactions and dependencies, and includes cultural and soci

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2011

      Environmental and Social Justice in the City

      Historical Perspectives

      by Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud and Richard Rodger (eds)

      The world is full of environmental injustices and inequalities, yet few European historians have tackled these subjects head on; nor have they explored their relationships with social inequalities. In this innovative collection of historical essays the

    • Geography & the Environment

      Science and Hope

      a Forest History

      by John Dargavel and Elisabeth Johann

      A HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE AND IDEAS OF FORESTRY OVER THE PAST THREE CENTURIES This book tells the story of the hopeful science and trusting art of forestry. It is a story about the hopes of foresters and other scientists to understand the forest

    • Geography & the Environment
      May 2016

      British Urban Trees

      A Social and Cultural History c.1800–1914

      by Paul A. Elliott

      GREENING THE VICTORIAN URBAN WORLD Whether we consider the great London Planes which are now the largest trees in many British urban streets, the exotic ornamentals from across the globe flourishing in numerous private gardens, the stately tree

    • Geography & the Environment
      June 2014


      An Introduction to Biodiversity and Conservation

      by Ian Rotherham

      AN ACCESSIBLE INTRODUCTION TO BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION AND THE ECO-CULTURAL NATURE OF LANDSCAPES Key issues are addressed in short, focused chapters, supported by a detailed thousand-year timeline based on the British Isles. Rotherh

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2017

      Tyne after Tyne

      An Environmental History of a River’s Battle for Protection 1529–2015

      by Leona J. Skelton

      Over the last five centuries, North-East England’s River Tyne went largely with the flow as it rode with us on a rollercoaster from technologically limited early modern oligarchy, to large-scale Victorian ‘improveme

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      December 2016


      Image Making and the Search for a Commons in the United States, 1682–1865

      by Mark Luccarelli

      In The Eclipse of Urbanism and the Greening of Public Space: Image Making and the Search for a Commons in the United States, 1682–1865, Mark Luccarelli pushes past unproductive mind/body debates by rooti

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2010

      Enclosing Water

      Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley, 1796-1916

      by Stefania Barca

      Enclosing Water is an environmental history of the Industrial Revolution, as inscribed on the Liri valley in Italy’s Central Apennines. Amid forces of revolution and empire, and Enlightenment discourses of ‘improvement’ and political

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2011

      Thinking Through the Environment

      Green Approaches to Global History

      by Timo Myllyntaus (ed.)

      Thinking through the Environment: Green Approaches to Global History is a collection offering global perspectives on the intersections of mind and environment across a variety of discourses - from history and politics to the visual arts and architectur

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2011

      A Rugged Nation

      Mountains and the Making of Modern Italy

      by Marco Armiero

      A Rugged Nation uncovers how Italian identity and mountains have constituted one another. State regimes since unification in 1861 have made mountains into national symbols and resources. The nationalisation of Italian mountains has been a story of mili

    • Geography & the Environment
      July 2011

      Conservation Song

      A History of Peasant-State Relations and the Environment in Malawi, 1860-2000

      by Wapulumuka Oliver Mulwafu

      Conservation Song explores ways in which colonial relations shaped meanings and conflicts over environmental control and management in Malawi. By focusing on soil conservation, which required an integrated approach to the use and management of such nat

    • Geography & the Environment
      March 2012

      Changing Deserts

      Integrating People and their Environment

      by Troy Sternberg, Lisa Mol

      Deserts – vast, empty places where time appears to stand still. The very word conjures images of endless seas of sand, blistering heat and a virtual absence of life. However, deserts encompass a large variety of landscapes and life beyond oury st

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2013

      From Camel to Truck

      The Bedouin in the Modern World

      by Dawn Chatty

      A classic study of cultural endurance and radical change in the Arabian desert. The Bedouin tribes of Northern Arabia have lived thousands of years as pastoralists, migrating across the semi-arid badia in search of graze and browse for their herds. Rom

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2014

      Eco-Logical Lives

      The Philosophical Lives of Richard Routley/Sylvan and Val Routley/Plumwood

      by Dominic Hyde

      AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY OF TWO PIONEERS OF ECO-LOGICAL LIVING. Richard Sylvan and Val Plumwood were eminent twentieth-century Australian philosophers who, in the way of philosophers, devoted their lives to examining fundamental assumptions about thou

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2013

      The Steppe to Europe

      An Environmental History of Hungary in the Traditional Age

      by Lájos Racz

      This book, a much-augmented translation of the author’s original Hungarian version, is an account of Hungary’s past from the perspective of environmental history, incorporating a wide range of environmentally-relevant research findings. Dat

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2013

      Wild Things

      Nature and the Social Imagination

      by William Beinart, Karen Middleton and Simon Pooley

      Wild Things: Nature and the Social Imagination assembles eleven substantive and original essays on the cultural and social dimensions of environmental history. They address a global cornucopia of social and ecological systems, from Africa to Europe, No

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2013

      Modern Pastoralism and Conservation

      Old Problems, New Challenges

      by Troy Sternberg and Dawn Chatty

      Changing pastoral dynamics make knowledge of pastoralism vital to understanding landscapes, development and governance across dryland regions. Modern Pastoralism and Conservation: Old Problems, New Challenges presents new pastoral research from Africa,

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2015

      Fluid Frontiers

      by John R.Gillis and Franzsika Torma

    • Geography & the Environment
      August 2011

      The Third Dimension

      A Comparative History of Mountains in the Modern Era

      by Jon Mathieu

      A PIONEERING EXAMINATION OF THE THREE-DIMENSIONALITY OF THE EARTH FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF HISTORY AND THE HUMANITIES This book considers the variegated world of mountains and their development during the last 500 years. It takes as its starting

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