Environmental Studies

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In the Gorge

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

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.

Feathers of Hope

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

Life Streams

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

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.

Water Drops

An introduction to our most precious natural resource.

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

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.

Plants as Persons

Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.

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.

Acceptable Genes?

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

Living with Ambiguity

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

The Trinity and Creation in Augustine

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

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.

Understanding Gregory Bateson

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

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.

Globalization and the Environment

Examines how globalization and the environment are connected issues.

Environmental Policymaking

Case studies that assess the value of new approaches to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad.

Sustainability and Spirituality

Argues that true sustainability must be based in spirituality and looks at religious communities dedicated to the environment.

A Parliament of Science

Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.

Religious Vegetarianism

An anthology of writings on vegetarianism from a wide range of religious traditions.

Visions of a New Earth

Brings together world religion scholars and creative international economists to address the current eco-crisis.

Redefining Red and Green

Examines the strategic impact of two European ecology parties on the recomposition of left-wing politics in their countries.

Ecological Education in Action

Celebrates the work of educators who explore ecological issues in school and non-school settings. Gives examples of ways to impact the thinking of children and adults in order to affirm the values of sufficiency, mutual support, and community.

Traditional and Modern Approaches to the Environment on the Pacific Rim

Edited by Harold Coward
Foreword by Maurice Strong
Subjects: Environmental Studies

An interdisciplinary exploration of the tension between traditional and modern approaches to the environment in Pacific Rim countries.

Ethics for a Small Planet

A radical new look at the religious, economic, and political roots of terracide and how things can change for the better.

Too Cheap to Meter

Uses concepts from social theory to explore the history and future of nuclear power in the U. S. and to explore the nature of technological change in the U. S. economy.

Wrongness, Wisdom, and Wilderness

Defends a libertarian social ethic that can support government action in pursuit of social goals and offers a new perspective on the relationship between social ethics, personal ethics, and environmental ethics.

Staking Out the Terrain

An original approach to the study of bureaucratic behavior that formulates a model of agency power supported by analysis of seven federal natural resource agencies.

Against Nature

Argues that the tradition of critical theory has had significant problems dealing with the concept of nature and that their solutions require taking seriously the idea of nature as socially constructed.

Population, Consumption, and the Environment

Edited by Harold Coward
Subjects: Environmental Studies

Shows how the major world religions view the environmental problems of over population and excess resource consumption, and how they approach possible solutions.

Ecological Resistance Movements

Ecological resistance movements are proliferating around the world. Some are explicitly radical in their ideas and militant in their tactics while others have emerged from a variety of social movements ...

Energy Possibilities

Examines the current and prospective energy sources and choices from the perspectives of science, technology, and social studies.

Ecotone

Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins, a personal history of place, is written from the perspective of a teacher, naturalist, and feminist and uses the metaphor of the biological ecotone as the boundary where ...

The Garden as an Art

In this book Miller challenges contemporary aesthetic theory to include gardens in an expanded definition of art. She provides a radical critique of three central tenets within current intellectual debate: ...

Postmodern Politics for a Planet in Crisis

Argues that the planetary crisis, which has been produced by modernity, demands a postmodern politics.

Ecological Literacy

The most important discoveries of the 20th century exist not in the realm of science, medicine, or technology, but rather in the dawning awareness of the earth's limits and how those limits will affect ...

In Defense of the Land Ethic

In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy brings into a single volume J. Baird Callicott's decade-long effort to articulate, defend, and extend the seminal environmental philosophy ...

Perspectives on Ecosystem Management for the Great Lakes

In 1978 Canada and the United States concluded an agreement for the protection and enhancement of water quality in the Great Lakes based on the ecosystem approach to management. Since ratification of ...

Wildlife, Wild Death

This book examines the relationship between agricultural land use and wildlife protection in two eastern African countries—Kenya and Tanzania. Although both elements are vital to the societies and economies ...

Warning and Response to the Mount St. Helens Eruption

This comprehensive book traces the warning, planning, and response to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, as seen through the eyes of key actors in the emergency. Based on first-hand accounts ...