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Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
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.
An ecopsychological, ecospiritual exploration of humankind's relationship with the rest of nature.
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.
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.
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.
A visitor's companion to New York's Letchworth State Park, richly illustrated with ninety maps and thirty-five photographs.
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.
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.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.
An important and prescient early example of US environmental writing with a profound sense of consciousness and appreciation for the natural world.
Draws on Marx and the first-generation Frankfurt School to make the case that cosmopolitanism must become a postcapitalist political theory.
Explores how humans and wildlife such as wolves can cohabit with mutual respect in the same territories.
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.
Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.
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.
The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.
Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
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.
Offers practical and personal ways to help mitigate global climate change while sustaining an emotional and spiritual center through mindfulness practice.
Proposes a nonanthropocentric reassessment of key themes and approaches in environmental philosophy
Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.
Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.
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.
Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
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.
Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.
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.
Opens up new ways of thinking about and debating the consequences of sustainable urbanism as it moves from planning to practice.
Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.
Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.
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.
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.
Essays that examine globalization's effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.
A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.
Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.
The first scholarly book to address Korean geomancy through an interdisciplinary lens.
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.
Journeys on the world’s rivers, from a naturalist’s point of view.
Examines the challenges of environmental governance in contemporary North America.
Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.
Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.
Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.
Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.
Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.
An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.
Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.
Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.
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.
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.
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.
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.
Comprehensive overview of the inroads made by Complexity Thinking approaches and ideas in the study and practice of world politics.
Explores the evolution of Heidegger’s thinking about nature and its relevance for environmental ethics.
A joyful journey through Pete Dubacher’s Berkshire Bird Paradise, and a thoughtful contemplation of our relationship to birds and nature.
Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.
An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France's preeminent historians of philosophy.
Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.
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.
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.
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.
Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.
Comprehensive overview of key theoretical approaches and issues in the field.
An introduction to our most precious natural resource.
Uplifting account of the struggle between the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Canadian logging industry.
Exploration of Alfred North Whitehead's influence on Maurice Merleau-Ponty's ontology of nature.
A fresh perspective on American water pollution policy
Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.
A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.
Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.
Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.
Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.
Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.
Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.
Examines the dynamics of Atlanta’s transportation crisis.
Uses the concept of "worldmaking" to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.
Argues that the United States refuses to address global warming because of the reliance of the American economy on urban sprawl.
A new and original way of looking at the challenge presented by environmental issues.
Explores how policy actors in the United States and Russia have developed flexible incentive-based instruments for environmental protection.
Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.
Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.
Looks at Augustine’s theology in light of environmental concerns.
Examines state cooperation over increasingly scarce water resources.
Examines the significance of animal environments in contemporary continental thought.
How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.
Examines the domestic constraints negotiators operate under when nations seek to cooperate.
Examines the rhetorical role of images in communicating environmental ideas.
Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.