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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published books in the subject of Environmental History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement

    Edited by Matthias Dietz, Heiko Garrelts

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the growing transnational climate movement. A dual focus on climate politics and civil society provides a hitherto unavailable broad and systematic analysis of the current global movement, highlighting how its dynamic and diverse character can play...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    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...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Climate Action Upsurge

    The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics

    By Stuart Rosewarne, James Goodman, Rebecca Pearse

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    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...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Communicating Environmental Patriotism

    A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement

    By Anne Marie Todd

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    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...

    Published June 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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,...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Nature's Spectacle

    The World's First National Parks and Protected Places

    By John Sheail

    National parks have always been an emotive and iconic symbol, ever since the first parks of the modern era were created in the mid-nineteenth century. This book, based on original research, delves deeply into their character and significance, and the larger context in which they developed. ...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe

    The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience

    By Thomas C. Hoerber

    Series: Environmental Politics

    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...

    Published November 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Climate: Present, Past and Future

    Volume 1: Fundamentals and Climate Now

    By Hubert H. Lamb

    First published in 1972, this first volume of Professor Lamb’s study of our changing climate deals with the fundamentals of climate and climatology, as well as providing global data on the contemporary climates of the twentieth century....

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge