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Downstate New York Rock Walks
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
Analyzes the different feelings, drives and instincts we have inherited from other species, to suggest a new understanding of ourselves as part of an eco-political community.
Evolutionary Emergence of Purposive Goals and Values
Develops and defends a philosophical account of meaning, purpose, and value in human life and
experience that is naturalistic without being reductionistic or scientistic.
Democratic Policy Implementation in an Ambiguous World
Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
A Wild and Sacred Call
An ecopsychological, ecospiritual exploration of humankind's relationship with the rest of nature.
Technical Communication for Environmental Action
This collection engages scholars and practicioners in a conversation about the ways that Technical Communication has contributed to pragmatic and democratic actions to address climate change.
The Devil's Fools
Infused with eco-logic, informed by feminism, and taking cues from Eve, Cain, Proserpine, Ulysses, Parsifal, and selves present and past, the fifty poems of The Devil’s Fools question and illustrate myths of nature and the nature of inherited myth.
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 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.
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.
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.
Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly
Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.
In the Catskills and My Boyhood
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
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.
The Dialectics of Global Justice
Draws on Marx and the first-generation Frankfurt School to make the case that cosmopolitanism must become a postcapitalist political theory.
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.
Explores how humans and wildlife such as wolves can cohabit with mutual respect in the same territories.
A Black Forest Walden
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
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.
Animals in Irish Society
The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
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.
Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.
Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.
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.
A World Not Made for Us
Proposes a nonanthropocentric reassessment of key themes and approaches in environmental philosophy
Mindfulness as Sustainability
Offers practical and personal ways to help mitigate global climate change while sustaining an emotional and spiritual center through mindfulness practice.
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.
Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.
Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.
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.
A feminist approach to the Anthropocene that recovers the relevance of sensation and phenomenology.
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.
Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.
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.
The Big Thaw
Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
The Imagination of Plants
Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.
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.
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.
The Distortion of Nature's Image
Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.
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.
The first scholarly book to address Korean geomancy through an interdisciplinary lens.
Cities under Austerity
Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
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.
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.
Journeys on the world’s rivers, from a naturalist’s point of view.
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.
Whitehead's Religious Thought
Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.
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.
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East
Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.
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.
Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
How a small group of New York biologists brought the peregrine falcon and bald eagle back from the brink of extinction.
Explores the evolution of Heidegger’s thinking about nature and its relevance for environmental ethics.
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.
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.
Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility
Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.
Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic
Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.
The Barbarian Principle
Essays exploring a rich intersection between phenomenology and idealism with contemporary relevance.
A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.
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.
The Ordination of a Tree
A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.
Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition
Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.
Critical Animal Studies
Comprehensive overview of key theoretical approaches and issues in the field.
An introduction to our most precious natural resource.
Nature and Logos
Exploration of Alfred North Whitehead's influence on Maurice Merleau-Ponty's ontology of nature.
Schelling's Organic Form of Philosophy
Locates in Schelling a new understanding of our relation to nature in philosophy.
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
Environmental History of the Hudson River
Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.
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.
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.
Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.
Plants as Persons
Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.
Examines the dynamics of Atlanta’s transportation crisis.
Levinas ahead of his time--and himself--on politics, postcolonialism and globalization, animals and the environment, and science and technology.
The Dance of Person and Place
Uses the concept of "worldmaking" to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.
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.
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.
If Creation Is a Gift
Brings an ecotheological perspective to postmodern gift theory.
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.