Environmental Studies

Showing 1-100 of 180 titles.
Sort by:

A Passionate Life

The first full biography of W. H. H. Murray (1849-1904), a Boston preacher often described as the father of the American outdoor movement and the modern vacation.

The Letchworth State Park Atlas

A visitor's companion to New York's Letchworth State Park, richly illustrated with ninety maps and thirty-five photographs.

Bitter Harvest

Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.

The Threefold Struggle

Drawing on the thought of novelist and cultural critic Daniel Quinn, argues it is not too late to free ourselves from a culture in which we are compelled to destroy the world, one another, and even ourselves.

Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly

Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.

Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds

Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.

Lichen Tufts, from the Alleghanies

An important and prescient early example of US environmental writing with a profound sense of consciousness and appreciation for the natural world.

Wild Diplomacy

Explores how humans and wildlife such as wolves can cohabit with mutual respect in the same territories.

Inside the Green Lobby

A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.

Material Insurgency

Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.

Naturalizing God?

Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema

Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the unevenness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.

Animals in Irish Society

By Corey Lee Wrenn
Subjects: Sociology

The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.

The Seasons

Edited by Luke Fischer & David Macauley
Subjects: Philosophy

Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.

Meander

Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.

Garbage in Popular Culture

Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.

Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene

Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.

Mindfulness as Sustainability

Offers practical and personal ways to help mitigate global climate change while sustaining an emotional and spiritual center through mindfulness practice.

A World Not Made for Us

Proposes a nonanthropocentric reassessment of key themes and approaches in environmental philosophy

E-Co-Affectivity

Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.

Manufactured Uncertainty

By Lorraine Code
Subjects: Philosophy

Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.

Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism

Opens up new ways of thinking about and debating the consequences of sustainable urbanism as it moves from planning to practice.

Walkable Cities

Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy.

Reconciling Nature

Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.

The Big Thaw

Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.

Breaking Boundaries

Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.

Waste Not

Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.

Postnormal Conservation

Explores the evolving role of botanic gardens from products and enablers of modernity and the nation-state, to their recent reinvention as institutions of environmental governance.

The Imagination of Plants

Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.

The Distortion of Nature's Image

Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.

Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

Race and Rurality in the Global Economy

Essays that examine globalization's effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.

Forest and Crag

A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.

Fire and Snow

A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones.

P'ungsu

Edited by Hong-key Yoon
Subjects: Asian Studies

The first scholarly book to address Korean geomancy through an interdisciplinary lens.

Water and Power in Past Societies

Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.

Towards Continental Environmental Policy?

Examines the challenges of environmental governance in contemporary North America.

Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place

Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.

Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism

Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.

Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth

Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.

Tales of an Ecotourist

Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.

Still Speaking of Nature

An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.

The Variety of Integral Ecologies

Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.

In the Gorge

Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.

Innovative Congressional Minimum Standards Preemption Statutes

Examines a new type of federal preemption statute popular since 1965 that allows states to retain a certain amount of regulatory discretion, with a focus on environmental statutes.

Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides

Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.

Running the Long Path

An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.

American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition

Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.

Green Voices

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.

Flight Paths

How a small group of New York biologists brought the peregrine falcon and bald eagle back from the brink of extinction.

World Politics at the Edge of Chaos

Comprehensive overview of the inroads made by Complexity Thinking approaches and ideas in the study and practice of world politics.

Naturalizing Heidegger

Explores the evolution of Heidegger’s thinking about nature and its relevance for environmental ethics.

Feathers of Hope

A joyful journey through Pete Dubacher’s Berkshire Bird Paradise, and a thoughtful contemplation of our relationship to birds and nature.

Creating Sustainable Communities

Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.

Philosophizing ad Infinitum

An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France's preeminent historians of philosophy.

The Barbarian Principle

Essays exploring a rich intersection between phenomenology and idealism with contemporary relevance.

Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility

Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.

Emplotting Virtue

A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.

Life Streams

Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.

Energy and Empire

Reveals the role played by political and economic elites in the privileging of civilian commercial nuclear energy over other options, such as solar, in the United States after 1945.

Saving Eagle Mitch

When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.

Critical Animal Studies

By Dawne McCance
Subjects: Philosophy

Comprehensive overview of key theoretical approaches and issues in the field.

Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition

Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Water Drops

An introduction to our most precious natural resource.

Strong Hearts, Native Lands

Uplifting account of the struggle between the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Canadian logging industry.

Environmental Evasion

By Lloyd Willis
Subjects: Literature

Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.

Water Pollution Policies and the American States

A fresh perspective on American water pollution policy

Nature and Logos

Exploration of Alfred North Whitehead's influence on Maurice Merleau-Ponty's ontology of nature.

Environmental History of the Hudson River

Edited by Robert E. Henshaw
Foreword by Frances F. Dunwell
Subjects: New York/regional

Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.

Drifting

A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.

Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making

Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.

Elemental Philosophy

Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.

Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope

Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.

Plants as Persons

Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.

Transporting Atlanta

Examines the dynamics of Atlanta’s transportation crisis.

The Dance of Person and Place

Uses the concept of "worldmaking" to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.

Comparative Environmental Regulation in the United States and Russia

Explores how policy actors in the United States and Russia have developed flexible incentive-based instruments for environmental protection.

Environmental Integration

A new and original way of looking at the challenge presented by environmental issues.

Urban Sprawl, Global Warming, and the Empire of Capital

Argues that the United States refuses to address global warming because of the reliance of the American economy on urban sprawl.

Acceptable Genes?

Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.

Before the Voice of Reason

Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

Living with Ambiguity

How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.

Onto-Ethologies

Examines the significance of animal environments in contemporary continental thought.

The Trinity and Creation in Augustine

Looks at Augustine’s theology in light of environmental concerns.

Freshwater Resources and Interstate Cooperation

Examines state cooperation over increasingly scarce water resources.

Who Gets What?

Examines the domestic constraints negotiators operate under when nations seek to cooperate.

Ecosee

Edited by Sidney I. Dobrin & Sean Morey
Subjects: Language Arts

Examines the rhetorical role of images in communicating environmental ideas.

Living Waters

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

The Incompleat Eco-Philosopher

Collected essays present Weston’s pragmatic environmental philosophy, calling for reconstruction and imagination rather than deconstruction and analysis.

Humans, Animals, Machines

By Glen A. Mazis
Subjects: Philosophy

Examines the overlap and blurring of boundaries among humans, animals, and machines.

Moral Habitat

A work of environmental ethics that looks at how “otherkind”—and humankind—contributes to our moral imagination.

Understanding Gregory Bateson

Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.

Rachel Carson

Leading scholars explore the full range and current significance of Carson’s work.

An Ontology of Trash

A philosophical exploration of the problematic nature of the disposable.

Participation and Power

Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.

Environmental Values in Christian Art

Discusses the expression of environmental values in Christian art as it displaced pagan aesthetics from the third century to the Reformation.

The Intelligence of Flowers

By Maurice Maeterlinck
Translated by Philip Mosley
Introduction by Philip Mosley
Subjects: Literature

A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.