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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 36 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. The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis

    Rethinking modernity in a new epoch

    Edited by Clive Hamilton, François Gemenne, Christophe Bonneuil

    Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities

    The Anthropocene, in which humankind has become a geological force, is a major scientific proposal; but it also means that the conceptions of the natural and social worlds on which sociology, political science, history, law, economics and philosophy rest are called into question. The Anthropocene...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities

    Postcolonial Approaches

    Edited by Elizabeth Deloughrey, Jill Didur, Anthony Carrigan

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to the representation of environmental issues. Essays in this path-breaking...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Penury into Plenty

    Dearth and the Making of Knowledge in Early Modern England

    By Ayesha Mukherjee

    Series: Routledge Research in Early Modern History

    Penury into Plenty: Dearth and the Making of Knowledge in Early Modern England is an original examination of cultural meanings of dearth and famine in England at the turn of the sixteenth century. It focuses on the socio-economic and ecological crises of the 1590s, investigating the effects of...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A History of the Workplace

    Environment and Health at Stake

    Edited by Lars Bluma, Judith Rainhorn

    Series: Nano and Energy

    Interest in the history of the workplace is on the rise. Recent work in this area has combined traditional methods and theories of social history with new approaches and new questions. It constitutes a ‘topical contact zone’, a particularly dynamic field of research at the junction of social...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Biosphere and the Bioregion

    Essential Writings of Peter Berg

    Edited by Cheryll Glotfelty, Eve Quesnel

    Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities

    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...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Great Barrier Reef

    An Environmental History

    By Ben Daley

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change, and is now protected as a...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation

    Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

    By Spencer Barrett Meredith, III

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

    Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    An Historical Ecology

    By Gufu Oba

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology,...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge